Let 12 extraordinary women inspire you to develop your art - beyond copying. 


What if there was a way to be inspired by other artists that went beyond copying, or even being 'heavily influenced' by them?
What if you could actually use what you learned from those artists to inform, develop, and strengthen your own unique art?
There is, and you can.

Artist Inspired II shows you how.

Dive into a diverse mix of female artists from past and present, explore their ideas and techniques, play and experiment to your heart's content...

...and be guided to use what you learn to develop the unique voice of your own art.

This course addresses two things that can often happen to us as artists:

  1. We get stuck in ruts and feel uninspired at times

  2. While it's natural and even helpful to be inspired by other artists, it can be hard to do so without copying them or being overly influenced, and losing our own voice in the process

I've noticed these are frequent concerns, from my own practice, and from observing and talking with other artists.

I wanted to find out how to allow other artists to inspire me - and to enjoy the fascinating wealth of art history - without copying them.

So I created the course to showcase the work of a selection of artists {who are also women}, and find ways to learn from them while developing our own artist voices. 

Their work is powerful and distinctive, and in this course we borrow and play with their techniques and ideas while navigating our own journeys as artists.

Well set out and easy to use

"Just wanted to say how well set out and easy to use the course is! Great idea with you painting with their influences too! I'm loving the Marlene Dumas, bit, she's been an idol of mine for a while! It's inspired me to get back to inks and simplify my sometimes overworked paintings! Thank you."

Deidre Bruhn

Just the right amount and mix of content

"I just wanted to let you know how excited I am about starting the Artist Inspired II course - I've had a look at the first lesson on Joan Mitchell and I'm so inspired already! It is just the right amount and mix of content - I love the quotes, the images and the additional study information as well as your demo video."

Emily Ball

This course is for you if:

  • You're in an art rut and could do with some fresh new energy and inspiration
  • You love exploring the work of other artists but find it hard not to just copy them
  • You love making art but work best right now with a jumping off point
  • You want to develop your own artistic voice or style
  • You love art history
  • You like to work at your own pace.
  • You have an experimental, open mindset and like to explore ideas

“I love how you fit in so much inspiring and useful teaching in a way that is simple & clean – and therefore visually digestible online. Your presence and humor comes through wonderfully in your work & video commentary, in a way keeps us focused on the art. And I really appreciate the insightful details like "if you loved this artist, you may like" and the lists of words to keep in mind when experimenting with each artist's approach. Brilliant!”

Elizabeth Teal

About Your Guide


I'm Tara, your friendly artist, author, teacher, and creative encourager. 😊

I have been where you are, many times!

I’ve lost touch with my connection to inspiration and I’ve found my way back, and continue to do so.

I’ve also found myself tangled up in the fine line between inspiration and being heavily influenced by another artist, and not knowing quite what’s mine.

We all have a unique energetic signature that comes through in our art and makes it uniquely recognisable, if we're prepared to keep at it.

It can be very easy to lose track of that however, with all the inspiration around us, and our curious artist minds constantly at work!

This course is about harnessing that inspiration, and expanding on it, so you can become ever more familiar with what’s truly yours about your art, and develop it into something distinctive and consistent, while exploring the legacy of those who've gone before us.
With Artist Inspired II I’ve combined my love of art history and some of my favourite women artists with a range of approaches and ideas to jump start and develop your art!
“I feel as though I have a lot more options available to me with regards to style and I have a much better idea of how to abstractify my art. I was so tired of copying other artists and trying so hard to get it perfect, and now I don’t have to anymore and I’m happy about that.”

Carol Gey van Pittius

What you'll learn:

  • Key points about the life and background of each artist

  • Insights into their processes that you can borrow and experiment with

  • A variety of ways to begin a painting

  • How to adopt an experimental approach that encourages confident exploration

  • What the artists felt about their work and how that can inform your own

  • How to take aspects of another artist's work and go beyond copying to adapt and develop them into your own

  • Techniques used by the artists that you can translate into your own work, such as adding gold leaf, using different types of tools, and working from photos

  • What materials can be used to create different effects and types of art

  • How to think laterally about what inspires you and step outside your own boundaries

  • How to use key words to focus your painting

  • That even the most successful, experienced and talented artists had to deal with demons too

  • How to use apps to develop a painting

  • How to deal with paintings that just don't work

Which artists will we be exploring?


Lesson One:
Joan Mitchell

Lesson Two:
Marlene Dumas

Lesson Three:
Helen Frankenthaler

Lesson Four:
Georgia O'Keeffe

Lesson Five:
Joan Eardley

Lesson Six:
Alice Baber

Lesson Seven:
Barbara Rae
Lesson Eight:
Anne Ryan

Lesson Nine:
Maggi Hambling

Lesson Ten:
Dominique Fortin

Already got my money's worth


"Just watched the first real lesson and feel I already got my money's worth...and I haven't started painting yet! Your research and organization of all the material is priceless. Can't wait to really begin." 
Connie Rose


Artist Inspired II



Immediate access to the full PDF download of the course

⭐️ 12 magnificent women artists to explore, with guidance to taking inspiration from them to make your own unique art

⭐️ 10+ rich lessons, each including at least one video exercise, ideas, tips, images, and information about the artist for context and inspiration

⭐️ Suggestions for taking the ideas presented and making them your own

⭐️ Links to extra resources and bonus lessons to enrich your experience

⭐️ Instant access to the entire course; start when you're ready and take it at your own pace

⭐️ This self study course comes in a beautifully designed PDF you can download and keep


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