The brain, given sufficient freedom, can imagine, create, grow and refine an entire imaginary world. Tara Krebs brings her imaginary world alive in amazing detail.
Ever put a story book in front of a child who is too young to read? Yes? Then you’ll have noticed the astonishing level of creativity springing forth from the young mind as she forms an utterly original story to match the only part she can make sense of; the pictures. The skill of leaving some thinking to the viewer (whilst still giving them enough to build on) is one not to be discounted, and Tara Krebs is a master. “My goal in allowing this space for interpretation is to promote the use of and patience for one’s personal sense of wonder in a world where information is immediately accessible,” states the artist. “While viewing these scenes, it is your responsibility to give life to the characters and environments in which they dwell.”
Based in Toronto, Krebs completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She works mainly in acrylics on masonite, but you may just see some oils appearing on her page soon. Nature is an ongoing theme in her work. In a world where we keep striving to distance ourselves from it, our connection with the natural world must be increasingly difficult to convey: Krebs does an amazing job, though. She credits her childhood with fostering the imagination to produce these fantastical, nature-inspired creations. The brain, given sufficient freedom, can imagine, create, grow and refine an entire imaginary world – to then give this world form on the page is where the artist blossoms. Tara Krebs loves drawing in her studio, eating snacks and playing with doggies. Her work has been exhibited both in Canada and internationally.