California native and current NYC resident, 41 year old Tara McPherson has amassed an incredible following with work in a wide variety of mediums. Her work can be found in video games, magazines, murals, T-shirts, prints, toys, sculptures, illustrations, paintings, serigraphs, posters, band art, comics, and books. Through all of these mediums and years of creating, her style has been consistent and instantly recognizable. I think of her work as science fiction dreams of timeless cycles of emotion. Vivid pop surrealism - where Tara’s characters seem fragile yet indomitable and enlightened. Some playful and happy and others somber and reflective, but all are created with a simple yet bold color pallet where many of the images involve the heart and the eyes as focal points that rivers flow from or emit mist and lasers. I selected the above 2014 painting Umibozu Lake for its tranquil and meditative qualities and also because I love the little Umibozu spirits. I suggest you visit her website (link below) and explore the worlds she has created.
As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.