Artist Profile: Tara

Loud, abstract pieces from a charasmatic non-verbal autistic artist





Tara is an autistic, non-verbal and larger-than-life artist from London.

She is the first artist of ARTXV and the one who inspired her sister Ava to create the collective.

Koi 2 by TaraARTXV

Break Free (2020) by TaraARTXV

It all started when...

her younger sister Ava discovered an extraordinary abstract piece tucked away in her room. 

Tara in Action by TaraARTXV

Tara's work reflects...

her loud, charismatic and joyful personality.

Her confident bold strokes, the bright colours and the swiftness with which she paints all represent Tara.

Koi by Tara, Tara, 2020, From the collection of: ARTXV
Break Free, Tara, 2020, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Journey, Tara, 2020, From the collection of: ARTXV
Swirl, Tara, 2020, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Ice Skating 2 by TaraARTXV

Tara wants everyone to know...

that being non-verbal doesn't mean not having a personality, an opinion or the ability to live a fulfilled life.

Tara has a strong, assertive personality, many friendships and a plethora of interests and hobbies - just like any other woman her age (perhaps even more!).

Ice Skating by TaraARTXV

There is so much more to communication than...

just verbal communication. Tara interacts and has close relationships with many people, communicating her thoughts and feelings through emotion, gestures -

- and art!

Fireworks, Tara, From the collection of: ARTXV
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Swirl (2020) by TaraARTXV

Art is...

therapy, creativity, freedom in a world that continuously restricts neurodivergent people, an emotional outlet and a voice.

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