Saturday in the Studio – Tara Houston
In the Studio with
Even though I started drawing as a young child, my artistic aspirations really took off when, around the age of twelve, I received a drawing table and a pen & ink set. Destiny took a hold of me the moment I dipped that coquille pen into the bottle of ink.
I create art for the deep love that I have for nature and wildlife. Painting is how I use my voice to express and share in my experiences of witnessing the beauty and wonder that continue to exist on our planet. I am as passionate about creating art as I am about watching and studying wildlife and being an artist satisfies that driving passion within me to create. I can’t imagine my life without nature or art.
As an artist, what is your most important tool?
Nature and experience! I depend greatly on my travels across our planet to view and study everything nature has to
offer. What I learn, experience, and how nature inspires me is what I bring home to my studio and this is the foundation of my art.
Music! I have to have it.
What is your least favorite part of your process?
The blocking in stage because it’s so flat and boring. It takes quite a lot of discipline for me not to rush into the details to soon.
What is your favorite part?
My next painting! I learn something new each time I create a piece and I find I can’t wait to get to the next painting to apply what I have learned.
Inside the Studio
To see more from Tara:
2021 Winter Juried Exhibit
Tara currently has work in our Winter Juried Exhibit! Click this link to see her artwork among many others in our virtual galleries.