Tara lives in rural Carroll County Maryland. She paints predominantly in soft pastel, but occasionally ventures into oils or watercolors. Tara uses references in both plein air and in studio from a 15-20 mile radius of her home. Most of her work is inspired by things she sees from day to day in her travels. She is inspired by nature, architecture, light, and color. She prefers to work large, and has a special love of color.