Summit Artspace

140 East Market Street

Studio #104

Akron, Ohio 44310

Studio hours vary. Please email taratories@gmail.com to make an appointment or find out studio hours before visiting.

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.

I am intrigued by people’s stories and my work tends to use elements of the natural world and symbols to help tell these stories. I love connecting with others through my art and capturing who they are through visual imagery.


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