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About the Artist

Tara D. Kemp

I live in Eugene, Oregon, USA, where I am surrounded and inspired by an abundance of natural beauty.
I have been an artist my whole life. I studied Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and had an early career as a designer and maker of art jewelry. For the past 20 years, I have been working as a graphic designer, and have been painting and illustrating.
I am a "values" painter. I love attuning to shadow and highlight, noticing the way a color changes as it moves into a dark or light area, and reflects colors from it's surroundings. I love adding complimentary colors, opposite colors on the canvas to give shape to the objects that I paint.
I enjoy exploring the play of light and shadow on my subjects.
I am still exploring, as I always will, always a little restless, always trying something new, just for the joy of seeing where it will lead.