This painting is part of a series of whimsical foxes. For these pieces, Tara has a collection of small toy foxes that she sets up like a still life for reference. "The reference for this painting was a hike in Oregon," says Tara. "I added a sleeping baby fox nested in the thicket, and painted the forest in quick sweeping strokes, leaving pin pricks of light for the sky." Tara frequently uses a bright contrasting underpainting to prepare her canvas. The vivid magenta is exposed on the painted sides of the canvas, and flickers through the contrasting green foliage.

- Tara Zalewsky-Nease

Oregon Fox
TARA ZALEWSKY-NEASE


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

24" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 7 oz.

$825

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Artist
Tara Zalewsky-Nease
Monroeville , Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Tara

Tara Zalewsky-Nease draws on the soul of the desert to create her impressionist landscape paintings. While earning her Masters in Fine Art Painting at the University of New Mexico, she experienced the magical energy of the expansive panoramas and the timeless geography of the southwest. She hiked, journaled and captured reference photography during her time there, as well as during her trips to the Pacific Northwest, France and Japan. Two common motifs in her works are hummingbirds, which are totems of good luck, and foxes, which allude to her young son. Tara has had solo exhibitions in Sante Fe, Albuquerque and Taos. She currently lives in Sewickley, PA where she shares a studio with her mother, who is also a painter and fiber artist. When she is not creating art, she teaches art classes at several universities and also enjoys playing the piano, spending time with her pets and family and acting in several community productions.