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Song in the bramble

Tara Pappas
Laramie, WY

About the Artist

Tara Pappas was raised in southern Colorado, where she spent her time painting, drawing, and exploring the mountains, valleys and rivers surrounding that area. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in studio art and classical guitar performance in 2007, she decided to head to Austin, Texas for her Master of Arts degree in Art Education.

Tara's work is inspired by the idea that stories live all around us—those that have been told time and time again, and those that have yet to gain a voice. Her focus is on the latter. Drawing from her knowledge of fairy tales, folklore, and fables, Tara striv…

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About the Artist

Tara Pappas was raised in southern Colorado, where she spent her time painting, drawing, and exploring the mountains, valleys and rivers surrounding that area. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in studio art and classical guitar performance in 2007, she decided to head to Austin, Texas for her Master of Arts degree in Art Education.

Tara’s work is inspired by the idea that stories live all around us—those that have been told time and time again, and those that have yet to gain a voice. Her focus is on the latter. Drawing from her knowledge of fairy tales, folklore, and fables, Tara strives to create visual stories, embodying the timelessness of the fantastic and its connection with the ordinary. With this in mind, her work often begins with a foundation of words, using old book pages and text. Once her visual story is completed, a brightly colored border is painted around the edge to signify its conclusion—the telling of the story is then left to the imagination and interpretation of the viewer.

Tara Pappas currently lives in Laramie, Wyoming, where she enjoys teaching school and community art classes, as well as creating her own works of art in her studio.

Artist’s Work

View from the top 3
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View From the Top

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Forest song
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Forest Song

By Tara Pappas

The star collectors
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The Star Collectors

By Tara Pappas

Beyond the last fir
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Beyond the Last Fir

By Tara Pappas

Journey through time
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Journey Through Time

By Tara Pappas

Fruit of patience
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Fruit of Patience

By Tara Pappas

Stargazing
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Stargazing

By Tara Pappas

Peaceful contemplation
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Peaceful Contemplation

By Tara Pappas

Song in the bramble
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Song In The Bramble

By Tara Pappas

Truth in silence
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Truth In Silence

By Tara Pappas

Story in red
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Story In Red

By Tara Pappas

Selected Exhibitions

  • Paramount Gallery
    Cheyenne, WY, 2015
  • Arts In The Park
    Laramie, WY, 2015
  • Outnumbered Gallery
    Littleton, CO, 2015
  • Wyoming Arts Council
    Laramie, WY, 2013
  • Works of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • Laramie Boomerang
    August 2015
  • Mixed Media Arts Magazine
    March 2014
  • Arts In The Park People's Choice Award
    August 2013

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, MA in Art Education
    Austin, TX,2012 
  • Colorado State University, BA in Studio Art and Music Performance
    Pueblo, CO,2007