Cornwall LivingIssue #99

Tara Leaver prepares for Open Studios Cornwall

Wild swimming and time spent in nature have provided artist Tara Leaver with a vital sense of purpose, as evidenced by the vibrant intensity and fluidity of her work. 

Tara moved from Sussex to Cornwall in 2017. “One of the reasons,” she explains, “was to immerse myself in nature more.”

“Back in my studio,” Tara continues, “with the sea ten minutes down the hill, I gather my sensory memories and collection of seaweed, and make paintings on canvas or wood using a process that echoes my underwater encounters.”

Tara’s work is fascinating, and thankfully, we’ll soon all have the chance to see it! Tara will be welcoming socially distanced visitors into her garden studio to learn about her creative process, as part of this year’s Open Studios Cornwall. Taking place between Saturday 29th August and Sunday 6th September, more than 200 artists will throw open their studio doors, with appropriate safety measures in place.

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