As a child, Tara Keating could always be found drawing, coloring and piling little sticks together. Later, she explored a variety artistic endeavors including theater set design, fiber arts, paper-making, sculpture and performance art. After many years as a factotum, she returned to the studio in 2016.
"I am inspired by color, beauty and light in the world around me. Although I live in an urban environment, nature is everywhere and it charms me. I paint many subjects, from small intimate portraits of pets to larger works such as floral still lifes and full body portraits. Inanimate objects fascinate me with their immediacy and my garden inspires me, year-round.
I enjoy the process of creating and manipulating paint on the surface of canvas and panels. The process of creating abstract work allows me to get in touch with my subconscious mind and explore mark-making, movement and ideas that sometimes remain ineffable. It is this attempt to communicate the sublime that feels magical to me. I am delighted for this opportunity to share my work with you."
Tara Keating is a painter and occasional mixed-media artist in Chicago. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of San Francisco. More of her work can be found on her Instagram feed @Studio.Keating.