Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The traveller's heart is always beating...

Hi there friends and fans,

Well despite technical difficulties with my camera, I still wanted to offer you a peak at my newest painting fresh off the easel (so my apologies for the slight over-exposure at the centre of this painting photo). "The Road Less Travelled" is my latest work. I could go on for days as to why I love this image so much and why I chose to paint it...
Your feet only need touch the earth once and your spirit warmed in just a single moment in this life and that moment will stay with you always. I have met and even had the opportunity to spend time with some of these incredibly awe-inspiring creatures and I really feel that they have a world of wisdom that you connect with when you look into their eyes. This is what I was hoping to capture in this painting... I hope it brings you great peace within and a touching reminder that the world is bigger than our own four walls.

This image was painted from a photograph taken by an unknown photographer.

Acrylic on Gallery Cotton.
1m x 1m x 3.5cm.
Now selling at $1200.

Please contact me if you would liket o invest in this piece.

Warm Regards,
Tara Spicer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Storm brewing!

Hello there art lovers,

Welcome to my easel :-)

Fresh news of a storm brewing inspired my latest painting "Storm In A Tea Cup". Light and fluffy with flowing freedom of beautiful blues, this painting was a pure pleasure to paint and brings great peace to all who rest their eyes upon it.

Here is another shot of the piece in different lighting, with all of its layers of blue while it was in the works. This gives you a better view of the depths of blue carried in the piece:

Please contact me if you are interested in inviting this special piece into your home.

More news to come soon, I am currently working on a piece featuring a beautiful indian elephant for those of us with a gypsy traveller's heart and I am also commencing a work featuring a young girl with Black Cockatoo's with a very Australian feel...

Thankyou for sharing some time with me,

Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions

Saturday, October 22, 2011

WIN a painting!

WIN "A Heart Of Gold"!

Listen up, I'm not asking much and I am offering one of my own favourite paintings!!!
Heart Of Gold
Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Gallery Linen
40 x 30 x 1 inches
At just $5 a ticket your name will go into our fundraising raffle to Win this beautiful, heartwarming painting, and every cent will go towards the ongoing support of two local women, Sharyn Ainscough and her daughter Jessica, to fund their necessary medicines and therapies needed as they embark on their cancer-fighting journey. With both mother and daughter undergoing cancer treatment the burden on this family is more than just finacial. 

I don't know about you, but I am extremely grateful that my journey thus far has not been intimately related to cancer... and with my good health I can surely reach into my pocket and pull out $5 or even more and what a bonus, to be in the running to win a beautiful painting for your efforts!

Raffle tickets can be purchased through Noosa Bikram Yoga or myself directly.

It's easy peasy and so exciting to be able make someone smile such s big smile for your generosity, so just email or call myself or the lovely folk at Bikram Noosa and be in the running and make someone's day if you can :-)

Thankyou so much,
Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our first ever 'Student Art Show!

Nirvana Visions Student Art Show 2011

Well normally this blog is reserved to the stroking of my own ego, but today is a special day where I am going to spend just a little bit of time stroking the ego of our wonderful Art Students that have been attending art lessons with myself and Leigh.

Friday night marked the opening of our first ever 'Student Art Exhibition' showing works from almost all of our students ranging in ages from 5yrs to 85yrs! The works on display will be open to the public until Friday 21st october at the Peregian Beach Hotel, so if you couldn't come along on the opening night, you can still pop in to have a look, maybe even to buy one of these unique works.

Both Leigh and I are incredibly proud of each and every one of our art students, especially Monique who won our 'Golden Brush' award for the student with the greatest improvement in skill, technique and self -ascertion / inspiration over her time with us in our classes.

Thankyou again to those who attended the opening night, we hope that each of you have gained much from your lessons with us and your inclusion in our first ever Student Art Show, all of your works looks absolutely fantastic!

On another note, just to show you that you don't need to attend a studio to do yoga, here is a quick pick of how Leigh and I prepared ourselves for the big night...

We have been vigilantly attending yoga classes at Bikram Yoga and Massage at Noosa. Having only been attending for a short period of time, we can already sing the praises of this torturous but extremely beneficial practise, if you would like to know more, just pull one of us aside for a quick chat about it.

Back to the Easel!
Having recently received interest from Gallery Beneath at Mooloolaba, I am just now finishing off a small sereies of works to be represented by this Gallery. Here is a quick little preview of one of these paintings in its finishing stages, to be sold through the gallery. Please contact the Gallery if you are interested in investing in any of these works (sooner is better than later as a little birdie has told me that the prices of such paintings is about to go up!).

A Moment Away from the Crowds
30 x 40 x 1 inches
Acrylic on Gallery Linen

Thanks for spending a little time with me, I hope that I have brought some magic to your day!

Tara Spicer

Monday, October 3, 2011

In the works

Oh my gosh it has been a long time since my last post!

Well, despite this, I have been a busy little artist and am currently working on a circus themed artwork. I have always loved the circus and considered myself a closet nomadic gypsy and I love to portray this kind of character within my paintings. Still currently in the sketching phase and definately with a few weeks to go, but I love her already!

To be titled: Between the Crowds, this painting (sketch, at present) measures 30 by 40 inches on Gallery linen.

Tara Spicer.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Get us anywhere!

Our outdoor Art has hit the streets and WIN ONE OF OUR PAINTINGS FOR VALENTINES DAY! (DETAILS BELOW)

Oh so sweet. You can now find our little treasures of All-Weather Outdoor Art in a number of select retail avenues across the Sunshine Coast... kind of like a treasure hunt. These little beauties are selling like hotcakes though, so when you find the one that you adore, make sure you buy it right there and then!

Peregian Garden Centre

Peregian Garden Centre
PH: 07 54481680
2197 David Low Way, Peregian Beach
QLD. 4573. Australia

 Manawee Garden Centre and Gift Shop
PH: 07 54452406
18 Gloucester Rd. Buderim
QLD. 4556. Australia

Flax Flower
shop 16/21

Birtwell street
Coolum Qld 4573

As well as:
The Ultimate Florist of Noosa
PH: 07 54472262
Shop 12B Lanyana Arcade
Noosa Heads

Being Yoga
Uit 20 / 82 Sugar Rd.
'exclusive range of yoga paintings displayed through this yoga studio'

Soon to be in:
* Brookfield Garden Centre / Brisbane
* Get Outside / Kawana
* Print and Frame / Coolum
* Tina Cooper Art and Glass Gallery

Valentine's Day is tomorrow... YES tomorrow!!! If you are still looking for something unique and enduring... then visit us here and pick the perfect indoor or outdoor painting for your loved one. It will make their day... no month.... no, it will meake their year! And the best part is, they will think of you everytime their eyes land upon your selected work!



EASY drop in to Flax FLower in Birtwill St Coolum OR The Ultimate Florist in Noosa Junction to purchase some flowers and simply add your details to our Valentine's Day Raffle!!!!!!!!!

You still have till tomorrow 4pm!!!!! 

Off the easel... Leigh and I have put in our submission to extend our arty expertise to the proposed new amenities block for Tickle Park in Coolum Beach, so wish us luck!

Also, my home is about to undergo even more renovations... so I guess I will be picking up more plastic sheets this week. Our renovations are also extending out into the backyard and I can't tell you just how many snakes and spiders and interesting creepy crawlies we have discovered.

I have now just one Fine Art painting left  at persent before I start delving into this arena again for 2011, so you now have a unique opportunity to buy this beautiful work at a very special price:

Mysterious Moment within My Mind as I Gently, Slowly Unwind
Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Gallery Linen.
153 x 76 x 3.5cm
email me to invest
Happy Valentine's and bye for now...
Tara Spicer.
Nirvana Visions.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Welcome to Nirvana Visions for 2011!

Well I have finished painting everything that stays still in our house. And my new red chair is still my favourite new addition. And just when you thought things might be calming down... we are about to have our kitchen renovated! Following this event, the entire house will be covered in plastic from one end to the other in order to protect its' sacred beauty from my own arty festivities.

I have much planned for this year including raising more funds than ever for the Nambour Children's Hospital through Give Me 5 For Kids, lots of teaching, Painting, Competitions and family time.

I have bought a beautiful new Thermos covered in Pink with flowers with the small ambition of spending the odd morning at the beach drinking home brewed Chai (just because it doesn't come any better). And my bycicle and I are hoping to become very well aquainted this year too :-)

I have recently launched a new outdoor range of works and as a collaborative exercise with Co-Artist Leigh Hutfield, we now have an incredibly beautiful range avaialble through our Frugsil Gallery. You will soon be able to find our works at Brookfield Garden Centre in Brisbane, Get Outside in Kawana and other locations on the Sunshine Coast!

And finished just this morning is my absolute favourite newest work titled "High Tea in the Garden"... see if you can spot it below...

Hoping all is well with you on this fine and sunny day :-)
Tara Spicer.