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Tara Will​


Tara grew up watching the creative hands of her grandmother, which is how she developed her love of creating at a young age. Tara enjoys painting quickly, trying to capture the essence of the space using bold colors and strong marks. She participates in numerous national plein air competitions painting from the east to west coast, predominantly working in pastels, though occasionally venturing into oils.

Tara achieved her Master Circle Status with the International Association of Pastel Societies, in 2017. She is also a Signature Member of Maryland Pastel Society and an Associate Member of Pastel Society of America. Tara was featured in the Pastel Journal’s Magazine Pastel 100 in both 2017 and 2018 and Plein Air Magazine in 2020.

She attended Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland double majoring in Art and Philosophy. Tara currently resides in Maryland with her husband and four children.

Education and Experience
2006 BA Visual Art and Philosophy, Mount St. Mary’s University Honors and Distinctions
2017 Maryland Pastel Society Exhibition Chair, Shades of Pastel National Juried Show
2017 Masters Circle Status, International Association of Pastel Societies
2020 Washington Society of Landscape Painters
2020 Juror, Pastel Society of Cape Cod
2020 Juror, Pastel Society of Philadelphia

Recent Awards, Exhibition, and Publication
2020 Best in Show, Easton Plein Air
2020 The Pastel Journal, “Touched by the Light” June
2020 Plein Air Magazine, “Turning up the Volume” April/May
2020 Lighthouse Plein Air Event
2020 Second Place, Dakota Pastels Quarterly
2020 Artist Focus American Art Collector, September
2020 Museum Collector Award, Fort Wayne IN
2019 Best in Show, Shades of Pastel National show
2019 Wayne Plein Air Works on Paper Award
2019 Olmsted Park Plein Air Award
2019 Door County Plein Air Honorable Mention
2018 Ellicott City Gino Award

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Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building


Gallery Hours

Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
Other days/times by appointment