Taryn’s passion for art has been a part of her since early childhood and has culminated in a body of work filled with sensation and enigmatic energy. The artist creates her signature use of the figure with abstract elements through techniques involving lines, texture, and a muted color palette. She continually challenges herself to experiment and explore, yet she remains true to her overall mission: to intrigue the viewer.
Taryn creates a contradiction between her colorful personality and the grave profundity of her paintings. Each piece connects with the viewer by telling an emotional personal narrative that arises from the depths of the universal human experience.
I liked challenges so after years of exploring and studying different mediums, I fell in love with the unpredictability of watercolor and it became my medium of choice. I tried new surfaces and ways to apply the paint. I want to rediscover watercolor and show the viewer what it can do.
The more I freely painted, the more I discovered who I was as a painter. It became clear that I had a passion for lines, geometric shapes, and organic textures. My geometric lines denote structure. Soft organic textures and muted color serve as a balance to the lines, therefore stories emerge inviting the viewer for a closer look.
As a subject, I have always loved the human figure, every curve or every wrinkle is part of the person’s story. I like to imagine their lives. I use those imaginary stories to get ideas for my paintings. In my current work, I use the human figure as part of my primary subject matter, but I don’t want it to be very obvious, I want the viewer to understand the story on their own terms, so I add geometric elements, especially rectangles, to represent windows peeking through the human figure’s story. The audience can see through the window looking in or from the inside looking out. Each piece communicates an emotional personal narrative that I hope to intrigue the viewer.