Tara Blackwell is a mixed-media pop artist from Connecticut. Raised in a household of artists,
Tara was immersed in differing artistic styles and modalities from a young age. Experimenting
with a variety of mediums and techniques, Tara employs bold colors, layers, and texture, often
incorporating nostalgic pop culture to explore contemporary social issues.
In her “Saturday Morning” and “Corner Stores” series, Tara utilizes her advertising background
to take us back to her childhood. Exploring vintage imagery with subversive wit and whimsy,
Tara recreates familiar logos and cartoon characters into a visual narrative of her youth as she
transports us back to our own. At a glance, these paintings depict a childlike innocence, but
there is usually underlying social commentary seen with a closer look.