I grew up in a magical world outdoors, climbing apple trees, playing games in the street, busily exploring, discovering, and day dreaming (and doing my chores, of course!). At about six I asked my Mom if she could teach me how to garden and she let me tend a big patch of zinnias and four o'clocks from seeds to bloom! I still garden and much of my work is informed by that love. I like a certain curve of vase, or shape of a window or door. I collect simple objects that end up in my paintings, a piece of fruit, a teapot, a plate or bowl. I have sketchbooks full of flowers, leaves, bugs and butterflies, birds, vases and vistas, sunsets, cloud formations, these all fuel my paintings and bring joy everyday. My work depicts the familiar with an enhanced realism built with colors, dots, and texture.
MY MUSES & INFLUENCES
the magic of my childhood-blue and white dinnerware
Matisse, Bonnard, Mary Fedden
my flower and veg gardens
my Oregon home and the surrounding landscape
my dogs Pu, Chamois, Tully, and Lulu.
I live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. My work is collected and commissioned worldwide. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oregon State University.
I've been selling through Art Festivals for two and a half decades. From Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Palm Desert, CA. and up and down the west coast. These two shows are scheduled for 2022!
Publicity & Projects
To read about my fabric collection with P&B Textiles, life size labrador sculpture painting and more!
Go here: www.tasmanstudio.com/about.html