Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New in the Gallery: Tara Moore

We're delighted to be representing Arlee artist Tara Moore in the gallery this Summer. We remember Tara's work from when we first opened here in Bigfork; her paintings were very well executed and very, very realistic. As you can see, Tara's style has become much more Impressionistic over the last ten years or so - now her paintings are fantastically loose and full of motion! The best part is that Tara is clearly, in the nomenclature of another artist we know, a "Horsey Girl." Tara lives with and loves horses, and you can see it in her ability to capture them perfectly - it's much more difficult than you might think.

Tara Moore was honored with the Ralph "Tuffy" Berg Award in 2007 at the C.M. Russell Auction and Exhibition in Great Falls, and she's been juried into the Auction every year since then. In 2006 she was one of six Impressionists in the "Paint Outside the Lines" show at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, and the same year she was the featured artist for the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Whitefish. She's been a featured artist for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, has been included in countless juried shows and has had her paintings featured on numerous magazine and book covers. She's also published her own childrens' books! (We're looking into this further - they would be fun to have here!)

Tara is definitely the most "Western" of the painters we're currently representing, but even so her bright colors and wild motion make her work fit in perfectly here at Frame of Reference. We plan to feature her in our June Artist's Reception - stay tuned for more information! The four paintings shown here are currently available; please contact us if you'd like more information.

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