Tara Juneau is a painter working in oil in a traditional style with a hint of naturalism and surrealism. Tara has won multiple awards both at home on Vancouver Island and abroad, with her work featured in multiple art magazines.
Constantly striving for knowledge and perfection of technique has led Tara to study with figure artist’s Anthony Ryder in New Mexico, Jeremy Lipking in Los Angeles, and landscape painter Scott Christensen in Idaho. Her main inspiration and teacher is always nature and she works to understand the natural world around her. Interpreting the world in a unique and beautiful way remains the ultimate objective of her work.
“To paint an object, you must understand why it is the way it is. There is a reason why it looks the way it does. A ripple of flesh looks that way because of the underlying fat, muscle and bone, a tree bends a certain way because it is seeking balance and optimum sunlight. There is always a reason. When you understand these reasons, you can bend the rules and make it art.”