Taryn Brown was born in Oliver, BC where she learned about painting from her grandmother at a young age. She graduated with a $1000 art scholarship and won the honour of having her art selected for the cover of the BCATA magazine. She then studied art history, literature and Hispanic studies and graduated from UVIC. She currently resides on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She has been creating art her entire life, and emerged onto the art scene 15 years ago to exhibit in galleries. Some new works are available at The Greater Victoria Art Gallery (AGGV), Gallery 8 on Salt Spring, and she competes in juried shows (and won The Award of Excellence) at the Federation of Canadian Artists on Granville Island in Vancouver.
Artist Statement : my new works are centred around the balances between symmetry and asymmetry , abstract and representationalism, nature and geometry, movement and stasis, light and shadow. I guess you could say I'm obsessed with the paradoxes within contrast.
To begin with, I often come up with a painting’s name FIRST. This name inspires me to create it how it wants to be seen. We become our names, so clearly this process is paramount to what anything will become. As a teacher of literature I’m intrigued by the power of words, and this translates into my mixed-media artwork.
MIXED MEDIA: watercolour, ink, acrylic, oil and gold leaf.
My new work (2019) explores the Japanese philosophies of wabi sabi, ukiyo and mono no aware. I endeavour to impart more peace and acceptance of life’s imperfections and impermanence with a neutral palette, deconstructed shapes and focus on textures.
I stain all of the edges of my works in a beautiful walnut finish which brings out the character in the wood. Framing is unnecessary. I can stain in other colours too like : cedar, natural, oak, teak and ebony. Contact me for inquiries at the bottom of this page.