Finding Equanimity - Abstract Landscapes

Tara Novak

TERRAFAUX, Custom Creations Inc.

$ 225

Skill level: Some skill level required

Class description: Explore acrylic colors with freedom and balance. We will play with unexpected color combinations and textures, studying our attraction to vibrancy, form, texture, and movement. You will work loosely with your own reference photos, please gather simple landscape images that inspire you. Golden acrylics, 16x20 canvases, some tools and inspirational art reference books will be provided.

Tools required by students: Palette knives, texturing tools of choice, blue tape

Products used in class: Golden acrylics, Modern Masters metallics

Bio: Over the past 24 years in Colorado, Tara has built a family and a successful business. TERRAFAUX, Custom Creations Inc. specializes in decorative wall finishes, mural work, antique furniture restoration, and custom fine art commissions in the magnificent homes of the Vail Valley, Colorado. 
Her fine art can be found at Gallery 166, in Vail Colorado, and at her own workshop and gallery in historic downtown Eagle, CO called ARTSPaCE workshop+gallery. ARTSPaCE provides workstations, event space, and consignment for local artists, and also puts on monthly ARTwalks, showcasing the local art talent and bringing art culture to the community.

Tara finds her artistic inspiration in her yoga practice and meditation, snowboarding and hiking, and the contemplation of relationships in the ever changing flow of life.

Using mostly acrylic mediums, Tara uses layers of textures and metallics to capture a sense of the depth in the "layers of life" she applies to a canvas. Ultimately she would like to evoke a feeling of calm and presence in the viewer; For them to stop, take a breath, and to just BE, if for only a moment...

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