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About the Artist

I am a full time, professional fine artist who is fascinated by form, line, color, and composition and their interplay. Using techniques of abstraction, I weave these elements together in order to produce bold acrylic paintings that reach out and touch the viewer.

With a long history of sketching the human form in motion and an indefatigable interest in blurring the lines between reality and interpretation, I paint abstracted compositions that include at least one representational anchor, be it a horizon line, flower, moon, or some new form that calls for my attention. Shapes and themes repeat, which creates a clear evolution of the role of line and form in my paintings over time.

- Tara L. Dean



Group, CoLab, Baker Arts Center - Liberal, KS (Paintings by Tara L. Dean and Michael Kent Knutson, sculpture by Brian K. McCallum, and collaborative mixed media work by all three artists.)


Art Festival, Arts in the Park, Junction City Arts Council (Heritage Park) - Junction City, KS (Upcoming outdoor festival: June 3, 2017)