Tara Shorey, originally from the Coast of Maine, made her way to California to follow her dreams as an Artist, Ceremonial Dancer, Bodyworker of 17 years and Trained Counselor and Teacher. A warm, open, generous, funny, edgy, determined, passionate and insightful rainbow warrior, she brings her unique vision to paper and canvas, creating fascinating images through her Movement and Painting meditation practice. Her multi-faceted abstracts lead the viewer into an unknown world that’s splashed, stroked, run, splattered, wiped away, hidden and revealed in turquoise, purple, red, and orange. Her art is a Dance Across the Canvas captured on a surface, a kind of time lapse journey. It’s as if her large scale canvases look inside the soul of the Beauty Way.
For Tara, art is everywhere. Walk with her and she’ll show you another way of viewing reality and where she draws her inspiration from as she stops to photograph patterns in nature, shorelines, setting suns, winged ones, and ordinary and the lil people. Creation is like breathing for Tara who feels naked without a brush, pen or camera in hand, and without a way to pour out her brilliantly colored vision of Beauty to the world.
Her passion for creation is infectious, and she delights in awakening the dormant artist in others, especially children. She supports and guides others to uncover, discover and recover their Creative Spirit and pushes the edge of self-expression, providing a safe container to explore the new and unseen. Tara’s large scale canvases can be found in corporate offices; and she frequently executes private commissioned works.
Tara’s mission is to support, inspire and empower others to find their own unique form of beauty and expression and give it life.
Tara creates and teaches at DanceMedicineArts, a movement and art studio she opened at the Western Edge of the TraX in Berkeley CA. Her work was featured in Conscious Dancer Magazine, and is represented in corporate offices and private collections within the San Francisco Bay Area.
2015- Solo Exhibit Winks eyeglass studio San Anselmo Ca
2014 — Solo Exhibit: Following the Turquoise Trail, Interstella Yoga and Wellness Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2014 — Solo Exhibit: Painted Prayers 3D Live Painting Ceremonial Performance, Cloud9 Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2014 — Featured Artist & Dancer, Winged Woman Collaboration, Amadora Music, Berkeley, CA
2013 — Greeting card line: “LOVEBIRDS”
2012 — Performance at Institute of Indigenous Arts, Maui, HI
2012 — Set Designer/Painter & Dancer for music video, LilaRose HeartMachine, Berkeley, CA
2012 — Dancer and Singer, Seven7Sisters Production, Arizona
2012 — Exhibitor, Visionary Art Foundation Group Show, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA
2011 — Solo Exhibit & 3D Live Painting Performance, EVOLution GOOGLE Art Gallery, Mountain View, CA
2010 — 3D Live Painting Performance Collaboration, Evolve Culture
2010 — Goddess Within 3D live Painting Performance, WestCoast Art Music Collaboration, Geyserville, CA
2009 — Featured Visionary Artist, SacredSpaces, Burning Man, NV
2009 — heARTistryinMOTION Studios featured in Conscious Dancer Magazine
2009 — Isis Unveiled 3D-Live Painting Performance, Geyserville, CA
2009 — Solo Exhibit WinterGarden and 3D-Live Painting Performance Battling the Artistic Critic, Fairfax, CA
2008 — Pahos Project, Institute of Indigenous Arts, Marin, CA; Maui HI; New Zealand
2008 — 13 Singing Moons, Institute of Indigenous Arts, Marin CA; Santa Fe, NM; Maui, HI