Artist /Photographer 

After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002 from a degree in sustainable art & design, Tara worked in design, film & editorial.  Having experienced various creative paths, she has built up a photographic style which imbues all her creative experience. Using both digital and analogue processes, she seeks to break down narratives and  transgress formal portraiture. Her mix media work develops symbiotically with her photographic practise.  It comes from a more playful intuitive side -  Hazy boundaries, aberrations of fantasies, esoteric themes and flexible memory creep into the work.

In 2019 her work was  shown at Betts project, London, May 22-27th  at an exhibition hosted by the Sailmakers Collective.


More recently Tara was part of a two person show at 'Pages of Hackney' which closed on the 30th Sept 2019.  Pulled landscape explores landscape through a series of abstractions. The photographic process is one which is quite instantaneous, and both artists use photography in a different way which is process driven. When you arrive at a new landscape you have a certain perspective - the moment you start to move, the landscape starts to move too. The constant shifts in landscape is mirrored in us and as Rebecca Solnit points out in Wanderlust, “Walking is how the body measures itself against the earth.”

For each piece of work that sold in that show, 30% was donated to Tree Council Charity ( which is enough to plant and care for a tree until it’s big enough to survive on its own. 

She is currently working on several series;

I am a rock - A collection stones and rocks that she has been collecting (worldwide) for the last 40 years. These all come with their own story - some fact, some fiction.  They have all been photographed, and a selection of them are represented though oil paintings.

Ode from a Nemophilist - Photo etchings and paintings  of tree abstractions and the energy they exude. An energy loop is created between the camera, the body and the tree,  once and equilibrium is found, a slow exposure photograph is taken - the main body of this work is taken at the location of the Earth's 7 Planetary Chakras, as well as, Ley Lines in between. 

Our brain is so presumptuous - The idea that ones brain fills in the gaps. A series of paintings and sculptures  - she has started exploring new mediums such as, concrete, silicon and bronze.  

Tara is also working on a new campaign for her start up jewellery company - Smith & Sun. An exciting brand which launched on the 15th Nov 2019.

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