TARA JUNEAU’S GROWING:
Featured on the cover of the Seaside Times, October 2010
Kate Cino’s ART OPENINGS is an invaluable website for Victorians and visitors wanting to know where the next most significant Victoria artist is to be found.
Look no further. She is on the right in the photo below, standing next to Cino on the left.
Her name is Tara Juneau, and she is a very talented Neo Renaissance Symbolist painter, a beautiful model for Tom Gore and Stan Funk, a prize winning people’s favorite at various juried regional shows in the last few years, and featured in a stunningly beautiful painting on the October 2010 cover of the Seaside Times, which is a full colour glossy magazine of West Coast Culture which came delivered with the Victoria Times Colonist this morning.
‘Growing’ is a hyper realist study of a dark haired young model, her right shoulder exposed, looking upward and to the right, all the while serpentine kelp forms a decorative foreground, and a disembodied hand rises mysteriously from the lower left hand corner of the panel, proferring a small egg to the girl, who effectively ignores the offer.
Ghostly white shapes form in the fantastic cloud-like draperies behind the young girl’s figure, while an azure sky, and bright light gives the whole scene an almost unearthly Dalinian glow.