Thursday, October 25, 2012

New and elegant Fine Art Oil Painting available now by Tara Spicer


New and elegant Fine Art Oil Painting available now by Tara Spicer. A magical work incorporating a dash of circus fever, a mild obsession with tea cups as well as a strong under current of spiritual symbolism! And just what exactly is this particular Contemporary Australian artwork about?... The artist explains... "The idea for this new painting came to me as I was heading off to yoga one morning, taking just a little respite from from the ongoing joys and tribulations of day to day parenting. My thoughts were meandering around the fact that my little girl would just rather be with me, than without, and the troubles that she has had to endure so far on her  journey through this life and I was toying with the idea, that if I were the creator of this world, I would make it so that she would never have to fall, no matter how high she climbed, and that there would be plenty of time for tea and conversations and laughter and light... that she would realise that this life is just a show, that we are all on show, and that we can make this world as magical as we might desire! Of course there is merrit in having fallen and climbed back up, and most people feel totally alone at one point or another no matter how many friends might be in the room... and there seems to be not much time at all for tea and laughter and light, but all of this helps to create the beautiful well rounded person that we grow into..." 

Stacking It Up by Tara Spicer
Original Oil on Gallery Linen Fine Art Painting
150 x 100 x 3 cm.
For queries regarding the purchase of this painting, please contact the artist,.

Fine Art Prints are also now available through Nirvana Visions, so if you have a favorite painting that you have seen previously and would still like a beautifully created 'Print to Canvas' copy of the work to adorn your walls or as a gift, you can purchase it now!
Check out the full range of prints now available!

Now is a great time to order in time for Christmas! Even some unique and arty cards for Christmas gifts... hmmmm!

Next on the easel is a commissioned work of a nude, standing in a bath tub... stay tuned for this one! Painted directly onto wood panel with oil paints, rich in burgundy  gold and black, it is sure to be a luxurious and decadent piece to grace the walls of its' new home when completed.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Photo Book

Hello Art Lovers,
Firstly, please allow me to apologize for the abruptness of the earlier blog / mail, as in creating my beautiful new coffee table art book, I used a new company 'Shutterfly" who offer fabulous options for book-making, but not so fabulous options for editing your blog before they send it out!

For those of you who receive this Nirvana Visions blog via email, you may have received an even more boring announcement that did not even open the link!!

So let me start again and with much more gusto:

Introducing my newest baby... my much loved, colorful, creative, inspiring and carefully collaborated "Nirvana Visions 2012 Coffee Table book". This book is beautiful. This book is filled with original, select artworks from my latest collection of works as well as snippets of my own creative journey. This book will make a glamorous addition to your hand picked range of glossy picture books to browse through over a pot of freshly brewed tea on a Sunday morning.

If you fell in love with a painting of mine over the last 12 months and missed out on purchasing it... you will probably find it here!

This 30 page book can be purchased at just $39.99 and will be a treasured part of your collection for years to come.

If you would like a copy of this book signed by the artist, please contact me personally and I can make the necessary arrangements.

Just bellow you will find a preview of "Nirvana Visions 2012", if not, please follow the link directly below to take you to my blog where this preview can be viewed :-)

Warm regards,
Tara Spicer

Monday, August 6, 2012

Beautiful gift cards to your door!

Hi all,

Welcome to the latest news here fresh off the easel at Nirvana Visions by Tara Spicer :-)

All - Sing me A Song of the Circus by Tara Spicer  All - Far far Away by Tara Spicer  All - A Moment Away From The Crowds by Tara Spicer

Your favorite painting might now be available as a gift card or a print from just $5.65, shipped directly to your door! Click on the link below to be taken directly to the beautiful works now available:

Online workshop:
I am working very hard to deliver a fun and informative online workshop for those who are interested in learning some of my techniques and 'how to' strategies. there are the usual setbacks of kids with fevers, dirty laundry and floors to be scrubbed (oh why does the placenta not come out as as personal assistant per child?) But it will be all worth it and I know that everyone is really excited about the release of these videos, so please stay tuned it shouldn't be too long now...

So for now... for me it is back to a day of nursing sick kids with a dash of art here and there while they rest, I shall see what I can sneak in to the day.

I hope that you enjoy my new online store and spread the magic through your house and your friendships :-)

Warm Regards,
Tara Spier

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Painting release and workshop announcement

Sing Me a Song of the Circus was finally finished today... available as the original Oil Painting on Gallery Cotton...
Sing Me a Song of the Circus
40 x 30 x 1inches
Please contact me if you would like to purchase this beautiful painting directly.

Also available as a Canvas Print starting at just $80.00! I know a few buyers out there who won't be able to refuse this offer :-)

NEW HOW TO VIDEO coming next. Please contact me if you would like to learn how to create a whimsical work similar to this one in acrylic, oil paint and charcoal... I will be releasing this how to video soon and will be offering "lovetiques" of the works that you create :-)

And I would like to offer a massive THANKYOU to Highly Strung for donating a Gallery Canvas to Nirvana Visions by Tara Spicer, for the work created for this years' Give Me 5 For Kids annual art auction.

These guys rock when it comes to art supplies :-)

Yours in Art,
Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions by Tara Spicer

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Painting Progress and studio overhaul!

"Sing me a song of the circus" is coming along slowly but surely and I am really enjoying how beautifully she is turning out. This painting makes me really happy even in its' unfinished state!
The little bird came out so sweet and enchanting, the perfect bird for setting such a scene. If you have a free spirited love of the Circus, please take a glimpse at other Circus themed paintings that I have created... most of them have sold, but I am always more than happy to create works of a similar nature if you have a favourite... and I can always arrange a print to canvas if you desire!

My studio is undergoing a massive clean up and overhaul at persent and I recently picked up this new cupboard (which just refused to be posted upright!!!) and it is as I write this being sanded, sprayed and spiffied right up to become my new art storage cupboard. Yippee. Wait till you see the transformation.

Finally, a sweet scented thankyou to Amanda at Flax Flower for the beautiful flowers that she provided me with this week to keep my house beautiful and smelling great...
Roses and Jonquils with a clean white linen feel and a pretty red and white ribbon. Fresh flowers really lift one's spirits, don't you think?

Thanks for reading,
Tara Spicer.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sing me a song of the circus...

For those of you who know me, you will know that I am a little obsessed with the magic of the circus!... And this obsession has been fueled further by an incredible book that I recently read "The Night Circus" . I am re-kindling my love of Fire Stick Twirling and trapeze too, doing a practice session each week, hopefully to light up the ends soon for a mini performance for my kids :-)

This passion has seeped into my paintings as well... here is my latest work in progress, titled "Sing me a circus song". I hope that you do enjoy watching it grow:

This painting is still in the making, but if you want to know more details, it is an oil painting on Gallery Cotton, measuring 40 x 30 inches.

Other circus works that I have previously painted are:
A Little Bit of Mischief and a little Bit of MagicAcrylic on Gallery LinenFramed in Silver Frame$3400.00

SOLDAvailable as a print to canvas upon request!

SOLDAvailable as a print to canvas upon request!
So roll up, ROLL UP and dive into the magic of the circus be it one of these beautiful works to grace your walls and inspire your heart... or your own dabbling into a local circus class... it is good for the soul :-)

Warm Regards,
Tara Spicer.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Flaming Elise

With a little bit here and a little bit there to go, I think she is pretty much ready and with just a few hours to spare too!
I humbly introduce my "Flaming Elise" and I am hoping that since a Lady Beetle landed on me while I was photographing her, that this might be a good sign that I have done well and she is ready.
Flaming Elise
1m x 1m
Acrylic, Charcoal and Oils on Gallery Linen
-For live auction at next month's "Give Me 5 For Kids" Sunshine Coast
Please contact me if you would like to bid by phone on the night.
A huge thanks to Elise for 'sitting' (quite literally) for me so that I could do this painting.
Please also check out my new website and pass it on if you have a moment or are just curious...
Tara Spicer