Tara Leaver once sent me a painting to say ‘thank you’ for doing my work in the world, and it was a bit like being struck with magic by a fairy: pure delight and love wrapped up in a piece of art. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since. Another painting of hers hangs above my kitchen table/desk, and it’s the visual point I return to as I’m writing each day. (Read: YUP, I bought her art and think you should, too.)
I’m introducing you to Tara as both a fan and a fellow artist, and I hope you find our conversation about embracing your artistic nature, growing as a human, and being in process all the time as entertaining, uplifting, and fascinating as I did.
My art antennae are up all the time. Everything is fair game. — Tara Leaver
Ah yes, the business blueprints that don’t fit! I think I actually yell “Amen!” at one point!
Related: no more business frappuccino.
Tara Leaver is an artist and online art teacher, working from her attic studio by the sea on the south coast of England. As well as creating mixed media paintings based around the idea of freedom, she teaches online courses focused on helping others uncover and develop their own unique artistic self expression.