It has been over a year since I have posted on my blog! I can’t believe how quickly time passes as I get older. Within the last year I have traveled to Australia, got a new job, been promoted 3 times, shown my work at Art in the Park in Stouffville, raised $250 for CAMH and have moved to the city! It has been a year of change and growth. I am so grateful for the adventures I have accomplished. I love my job, have a partner whom supports my art and have traveled the globe!
I will make a commitment to be more active and show my new body of work. I am currently working on getting an Etsy account to sell my art work to the world!
If you would like to see up to the date art, adventures and accomplishments please follow my Instagram page at @taraoconnorartist
Here’s a preview of my new work…ART RESIN JEWELRY!
Thank you to all of my followers for continuing to support my journey! ❤
I am excited to announce I will be displaying my new art collection of 2018.
Join me on Saturday June 9th to celebrate local artist at Stoufvilles Art in the Park. The event takes place at Memorial Park from 11 am to 6 pm.
I have designed paintings of all sizes, perfect for decorating any space available for purchase on site. I will also have bronze sculptures for sale as well as new 3D Pen sculptures which are great gifts for friends.
Every hour on the hour I will be hosting kid friendly painting sessions, paint and canvases will be supplied. Donations accepted.
I am creating art every day until April 6th. In hopes to bring awareness to Mental Illness.
1 in 5 Canadians will suffer from one form of Mental Illness in their lifetime. That’s 4 children in a class room of 20! That’s a lot of suffering.
If not handled correctly, Mental Illness can be deadly, it can consume your life, your everyday move, your thoughts and your feelings. I have been there. I suffer from Manic Depression and I am taking a stand against it and taking control of my life.
I took the #OneBraveNight challenge because I want to inspire hope for people living with mental illness now – and to defeat mental illness. By making a donation to my One Brave Night, you are helping CAMH improve access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing.
This is our chance to step up! Please donate generously and help me reach my fundraising goal.
Come to my Art Show on April 6th 6pm-10pm Toronto-exact location TBA *all art will be available for donation*
Please follow me on my social media platforms to behind the scenes of my art progress and final pieces available for donation
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Dear Friends, Family & Followers
On April 6, I’ll be stepping up to defeat mental illness as I have been no stranger to depression and anxiety
I am participating in CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health, a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for the one in five Canadians who experience mental illness in any given year.
I’ll be making art everyday for the next 51 days to bring awareness for mental illness. I will be posting my works on my social media platforms. If you see an art piece you would like to own, please make a donation to my page and I will send it on its way to you!Please visit my fundraising page: http://give.camh.ca/site/TR/OBN/OneBraveNight?px=1155886&pg=personal&fr_id=1101 and sponsor me with a donation of $35, $50, $100 or more. I appreciate whatever you can give – it all adds up to support those living with mental illness!
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Thank you so much for all your support!
Tara O’Connor is an OCAD University Graduate of Fine Arts where she majored in Sculpture and Film. Tara has a wide arrange of sculpting skills from wood working, mould making, bronze casting, metal work with vast knowledge in different applications and processes. Tara also enjoys working with new technology to achieve craftsmanship quality art. Her sculpting skills are life like with surreal elements of nature and beauty. Her main area of focus is bronze casting or plaster work. Tara can be seen working in her downtown studio on a regular basis. Tara is able to do commissioned work throughout 2018. Please contact her for quotes.
Tara is seen working in the fashion and film industry in Toronto. Currently, Ms. O’Connor is the Event Coordinator for Fashion Art Toronto Week which she has been apart of since 2010. Her love for fashion is elevated throughout the week long event hosted at Daniels Spectrum in April 2018. Tara is also a freelance Art Director and Production Coordinator. Her work includes working with artist such as Snoop Dog and Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall.
Ms. O’Connor also explores abstract painting as a way for her to reveal stress and mediate. Her paintings are inspired by artist such as Pullock and Dali with vibrant colour tones and layers. All of Tara’s painting are gifts, donations and commissions.
Welcome friends and family to FAT- Arts & Fashion Week 2014! #fashion #art #taraartist #toronto #shoetree
I am pleased and honoured to announce I will be displaying an Interactive Art Installation at the week long event!
BACKSTORY—>I come from the country side, Durham Region, and on my way to my cottage I have always seen trees covered in cottagers old summer shoes. I have always been drawn to the mystery of the shoe, who worn them, who started them, how did they get there? Well know its my turn to create one in Toronto! Help me by bringing your old unwanted shoes!
HOW?—>I am asking all designers, fashionistas, photographers, friends, and family to bring your old, worn, unwanted shoes to hammer into my week long installation. We will be creating a Fashion Shoe Tree onsite by incorporating used shoes onto a tree near the venue! (SHHHHH!! Its a secret!)
MY GOAL—> To create Toronto’s First FASHION SHOE TREE!
“The tree at the end of the road, the model at the end of the runway
The tree that grows while the trends fade away
No one ever knew that this would be the day
The models’ shoes become the tree
While the tree becomes the runway”- Tara
TICKETS—> $35 per day or $100 for the whole week, visit http://fashionarttoronto.ca/buy-tickets/ for ordering online. Tickets will be available at the door
CHECK IT OUT—> My artist page at https://www.facebook.com/taraoconnorartist
|FAT| WEBSITE—> http://fashionarttoronto.ca/2014/03/16/tara-oconnor-shoe-trees/