Friday, May 17, 2019

Tara Rodden Robinson: A Biologist and An Artist

Tara Rodden Robinson is an artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Oregon. Before she became a full-time artist she was a nurse, a naturalist, and a biologist. Also, she taught an online genetics course for over a decade at Oregon State University. Tara is indeed a lady of many talents but she always wanted to be an artist. She is a self-taught artist who believed any lack of talent can be compensated for by hard work. She spent endless hours learning digital software and painting in acrylics and watercolors. She uses photographs, books, and vintage matchbook covers as inspiration for her work.

Through her paintings she attempts to bring the viewer closer to the animals and birds they rarely see but often affect. "As the pace of habitat destruction and climate change accelerates, I place the viewer in close proximity with animals most people rarely see but whose lives we often affect, albeit indirectly."

You can see more of her work from the past and what's she working on presently on Instagram.


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Teresa Kasner said...

Beautiful paintings! Thank you for sharing your story with me.. I read it to Dayle and it gave me hope.. do thank you sooooo much for that. I know you understand how depressed, sad, and scared we both are as we wait for a whole week to find out the results of the biopsy. I'm so glad you are doing well. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)