MY LIFE as an artist started with a child’s desire to reproduce on paper exactly what I saw before me: the frame of my family’s home in the English hillside, my mother’s quilting, the shadow cast by an old church building.  Then I grew up. And love, travel and learning implored me to not just reproduce life, but to translate it into my own language.  I hope people hear strains of French whimsy and Victorian charm in my art. I hope they catch a glimpse of God’s creation and love as it speaks to me. And most importantly, I hope this language speaks to them too.

I STUDIED drawing and pottery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received my BFA degree there in 2002.  Artistry is really who I am and over the past years I have applied my passions and creativity wherever possible.

INSPIRATION for my art comes from different places. I have always been drawn to people and their stories and I want to make their stories tangible in the form of art  Fashion has always intrigued me and I love how it can be an extension of oneself and can help tell others who we are.  Combining fashion and art is my happy place, and I do that in a variety of ways.I am currently also exploring the idea of animals and their stories as predator and prey.


Feel free to contact me at taratories@gmail.com for any inquiries about commissions or collaborations, or any questions at all.