Taryn was born in Oliver, BC where she studied art from a young age. At the age of 18 she won the honour of having her art featured on the cover and inside of BC Art Teacher’s Magazine. She is a prolific artist who studied Art History at The University of Victoria. She received her BA from Uvic and lives in Victoria currently. Also, she studied in Malaga, Spain--Picasso's birthplace-- at the Instituto Al-Andalus in 1998. She teaches art at the secondary school level and is an active member of the FCA (Federation of Canadian Artists) and competes in juried shows at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver. She is featured in galleries in Victoria, Nanaimo,Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Taryn's work has been featured in Homes and Living Magazine, Art Avenue Magazine, WHERE magazine, Focus Magazine, Dining Out magazine, as well as being featured on a local TV review. As an emerging artist she is gathering momentum and popularity across Canada and has sold over 100 paintings since she first exploded onto the local art scene. Artist Statement: I think of my art as an act of defiance against dullness…My art is full of energy with a focus on colour and its movement. What I want to capture in my art is not an accurate portrayal of the subject, but the energy and dynamism of the subject.