Tara Sood Biography
Tara Sood was born in 1980 in Littleton, New Hampshire and raised in Colorado and Texas. She travels and lives around the world along with her Navy husband and 3 boys. Since 2011 she has participated in group shows through the San Clemente Art Association, Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League (COAL), Segil Fine Art in Monrovia, Altadena Town and Country Club, and the Randy Higbee Gallery. Recently, she has been selected for the Academy of Art University Spring Shows in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the Santa Paula Art Museum’s 2017 Golden State Splendor show by the California Art Club, the Small Works show 2019 by the American Impressionist Society, the 2019 Open Juried Show through the COAL gallery, the 2019 Academy of Art University's Faculty and Alumni auction at the Cannery in San Francisco, and the 10th annual 6x6-inch squared show through the Randy Higbee Gallery. Internationally, she was selected to show in the 2019 Okiten competition in Okinawa, Japan. She was recently featured in a group editorial on small works through American Art Collector Magazine. Upcoming in 2020, she will be one of the five painters showing her work of the park during September at the Mission Trails Regional Park interpretive center.
She states, ‘I think in paint’. The textural opaque qualities of oil paint on canvas allows her brush to leave its mark and to build up layers of color that are analogous to the depth and psychology of her subjects. Her recent series is entitled The Japanese Potter: the Art and Process. She uses oil paint as a medium to document Japanese artisans and their love of nature and its beauty, while they produce their pottery. She graduated with a Master's degree in Fine Art - Painting in the fall of 2018 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.
Upon moving back to the USA her easel is continuing to explore the Japanese potters as she develops her next projects exploring the figure.