Artist Statement

Tara is best known for her abstract paintings whose themes range from striving for spiritual direction and progression to hope amid despair. She lives and works in Colorado Springs, CO. Tara has a printmaking background. She finds that her printmaking sensibility sometimes finds its way into her paintings in the form of typography, flat color fields, and a limited color palette. Tara is currently exploring the ideas of memory and history. Her work relies heavily on form, color and texture and deals with the question of what things in our history or in our culture shape who we are.


In The Studio


 

All work © Tara Kelley-Cruz 2019