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Tara Winona in February

Demonstrations are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley NSW 2223
on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 2.00 to 4.30pm and include afternoon tea.
The fee is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non members.
You don't need to book for this activity.

February 9th - Tara Winona - Demonstrating Watercolour

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An artist and a writer, Tara Winona's art celebrates a love affair with nature.
Tara seeks to capture the spirit of nature, give her a voice; tell the story of being alive and
her own journey through life

Personal stories are woven into Tara's work, expressions of life changing events.
Her paintings of wildlife become self-portraits, a vehicle to tell a story. Animal portraits
emerge from swirls of paint, emotions and memories flow - until the boundaries between
creature and artist become blurred.

‘When I look into an animals’ eyes, all of my masks fall away. I am left revealed. I express this
with my art: creating an invitation to feel, to be vulnerable, to connect.’ 

Working with a minimal colour palette, Tara seeks beauty in simplicity, leaving space for the
She paints with watercolour and acrylic inks, the unpredictable nature of the
materials a dance of flow, co-creating with chance.

‘I love the surprises that watercolour and acrylic inks hold; that I can not always control them.
I get out of the way and let my paints have their own voice. Sometimes it feels like it is life
expressing itself

Originally Tara trained as a graphic designer in Australia. She became a creative director
for son et lumière spectaculars: working with projection, lasers, lights, fireworks and special
effects. Painting with light.

The bright lights of the world called and in 2000 she moved to Italy in a creative director role
‘just for 18 months’ ... many character building experiences later and a number of awards, she
has worked around the world, made homes in Milan, Paris and London, learnt a couple of extra
languages and how to say thank you in at least thirty. 

Tara is represented by several galleries in the UK and Australia and has exhibited in the UK,
Netherlands and Sydney. In 2015 she won the Outstanding Artist Award at the Tunbridge Wells
International Art Fair and Editor’s Choice for the Book 101 Artworks of the Animal Kingdom.

Now Tara splits her time between her studio on Johnson’s Island and at the Headland Artists
in Mosman Sydney.

To see more of Tara’s work click on the link to her website: https://www.tarawinona.com/

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More Demonstrations for 2019 to be announced.