Born in 1992 in London, Tara Enyia is a contemporary botanical painter. A graduate from London College of Fashion, her studies in fashion illustration formed her foundation in a freelance career before she began exploring botanical arts in 2018. Today you can find her working on private and commercial pieces from her South London studio.
Working in both oil and acrylic paint, Tara is driven initially by instinctive and dynamic mark-making. It’s this primitive reaction to a subject or still life that she finds therapeutic, as it allows her to commit to what she has seen without bias or overthinking. From there, Tara channels a more considered approach focused on layered brush strokes, solid lines and sweeping notes of colour that bring her figurative ideas together and creates her perspective on impressionism.
Often cool in tone and emotion, Tara’s work looks to step away from conventional ideas of floral beauty and symbolic femininity and focuses on colour, mood, light and textures to craft her own sensory experience. It is this that continuously keeps her inspired by such a traditional subject, allowing her to find new ways to interpret something that we all know so well.