Tahara would be labeled as a self-taught artist by having no affiliation to an institution. A lifetime of art passion leads to continual education and challenging oneself and she sought out mentorships too numerous to mention.
Tahara began her career as a sculptor. From 1987 – 2011 she worked primarily in woodcarving, clay, stone, and bronze. Successful with numerous solo/group shows, taught and mentored artists, prolific in experimentation, and her sculptures were selling out of Chateau Whistler. Captured in the Newspapers and the Tri-City News featured a full-page article in 1998 on her artistic vision and purpose.
In 2012, Tahara adjusted her studio to Oil painting to embrace colour and found that her knowledge of 3-D sculptural concepts demanded more on a 2-D platform and she discovered Encaustic. Encaustic/Oil mix gave her the bandwidth to pull the viewer deeper into the scene of a unique vision.
Tahara’s works were featured at Art World Expo in 2016 and are currently shown and selling at Granville Island Gallery.
Tahara is passionately devoted to perfecting new techniques and continually evolving in vision, story, and depth of artistic excellence.