The Makings of a Story...
Stories are everywhere. Some are more obvious than others---printed right in front of your face (or on the pages of a book). Others are more elusive--hiding in the spaces between words, tucked away in the shadows, or slumbering deep within a work of art. As readers, explorers, and patrons of the world, it is our task to uncover those hidden stories and give them a voice!
I am often asked how I come up with the ideas for my paintings. In truth, most of the time the ideas find me. For example, just last weekend, I was getting ready to head off to set up a booth for "The Laramie Art & Music Thing." I had decided I wanted to work on a painting live at the event. So, as I was packing up my painting supplies I happened to walk by a picture that I had purchased long ago of two birds sitting on a branch. I paused just long enough to realize that there was a story hidden deep within those birds that was just waiting to be told. Soon after this epiphany, I headed off to the festival and soon after began painting a glimpse of the story I had seen...
Below is the resulting painting. May you in turn be inspired by this image to begin a story of your own!
Welcome to the whimsical world of Tara Pappas' mixed media art! Thank you for stopping by to view samples of my work and read a little about my adventures as an artist. I am always looking for new ways to connect and grow as an artist, so would love to hear from you if you have any questions or interests in a particular piece. I hope that my work brings you inspiration and joy!
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