When I look at our painting of Gus and Maron I just smile! It’s a beautiful piece of art and they were a beautiful pair of dogs! Carrie captured not just their physical presence but also their spirits! This painting brings gives me joy every day!
Some of my favorite art supplies.
(Here are the things I use everyday to make art!
"I have several of Carrie Tasman's luscious and beautifully personal artworks in my home. The simple complexity of color and movement are amusing and fresh even after years of holding my gaze."
Art & me
My art is a garden and I am an artist with two green thumbs, a creative and eccentric vintner of beauty. I use nutrients, growing techniques, and tools that I've learned to make my art flourish. I have become familiar with my particular "terroir", my inner geography and climate that drive my personal aesthetic. From The Mystery (life force, God, possibility, whatever you prefer to call it) come the seeds of ideas. My passion is to plant these seeds and venture into the mountains and wild skies of my inner landscape, listen to the tugging and whispers of my intuition, and tend to my creations. There is nothing more satisfying (occasionally terrifying, at times extremely frustrating) than setting off down an unknown path. In my studio, contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns, and reason is abandoned. Every morning, I head into my studio to see what new "flower" has bloomed.
My muses are Matisse, my flower garden and my dog Chamois. I live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I show in several NW galleries, and make the rounds in the NW outdoor art fair circuit.
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