24" x 36"
30" x 30"
20" x 20"
8' x 24'
Taryn's work harmonizes classic painting
techniques with an innovative usage of obscure
materials and found objects. Finding inspiration
from almost anything, Taryn creates texture,
depth, and excitement by incorporating and
upcycling materials such as aluminum cans,
fabrics, glass shards, driftwood, metallic leaf,
jewelry, and beach sand into her rich, colorful
Taryn was given a six-page spread in Local
Hawaii Magazine, voted best Maui?s best local visual
artist by the readers of Maui Time Weekly,
and selected to be featured in the 2013 edition of American
It's her spirit, endless
inspiration, and wild imagination that provide
Taryn with limitless creative ideas and unique
materials, but a classical foundation and
fine-tuned skills that cohesively bring them
together to create strong, exciting works of fine
Born and raised on the Connecticut coastline,
Taryn earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting
from Boston University in 2007. In addition to her
BFA, she has studied fine arts at the Lyme Academy
of Fine Arts, the Decordova Museum School, and
abroad in Italy. Taryn currently resides on Maui,
where island living feeds her boundless
"As a mixed media artist, my process involves
many layers and a fine balance between structure
and play. I refuse to get bored or become
mechanical with a painting. Using a wide range
of materials opens up my imagination into a
whole new playground of possibilities and
provides both a visual and tactile experience. I
love experimentation and always welcome new
ideas and materials into my work. Each piece is
a new adventure for me.
I spend a lot of time observing
people and nature, discovering unexpected
brilliant moments of color & emotion along
the way. Raw, candid, un-romanticized, yet
beautiful, moments nearly always become the
focus of my work.
I have been in a love affair with drawing
and painting ever since I can remember. More
than a passion, it almost becomes an obsession.
I feel blessed that it is also my career."
Palm and Dreaming"
12' x 36'