Tara Moorman:  Artist, Writer, Divine Light

I am a lifelong artist who has lived in Cedar Rapids since 1986, moving here from Kansas where I was born.

 

I spent the majority of my life painting and creating art.

My favorite medium is watercolor for its magical qualities. Edgar Whitney, the founder of the modern day watercolor movement, said "watercolor does what we cannot do," meaning there is a quality of unpredictability about it, no matter how adept one becomes with the medium. An artist's ability to let go and relinquish control over their creations allows for wonderful and sometimes extraordinary results.

 

In my creative process, I invite a connection to divine light, which the nineteenth-century poet William Blake called "Peculiar Light." Blake believed that true freedom was based on the expression of each individual's internal radiance.  By connecting to my inner light, I create in an attitude of oneness and unity that connects us all. I have found watercolor to be the best medium for the light radiance that I embody in my work.

Artist and Writer,

Tara Moorman

"EVERY PLACE, EVERY PERSON HAS A STORY TO TELL. 

AS ARTISTS OUR MISSION IS TO TELL THAT STORY- NOT AS A JOURNALIST, BUT MORE AS POETS."

 

 - MARY WHYTE

-Tara

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Anna and Her Girls

This painting of my mama, little girl on the left, my grandmother and aunt has been chosen for the cover of the book, "Letters to my Ancestors" that was published by the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. All the paintings in the exhibition and my writing that goes with them are included in the full colored book. They are currently available at the Museum shop.