Tara Glenny

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Tara Glenny

Aged 24

Florence Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Daniela Astone, Richard Greathouse, Maureen Hyde, Toby Neve, Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund, Tanvi Pathare

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  • Artworks

Beatrice

Charcoal and white chalk on paper

50 x 40 cms (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins)

St. Jerome

Oil on canvas

70 x 50 cms (27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Seated Male

Oil on canvas

90 x 50 cms (35 1/4 x 19 1/2 ins)

Female Figure Study

Charcoal and white chalk on paper

75 x 40 cms (29 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins)

Portrait Study

Graphite

18 x 16 cms (7 x 6 1/4 ins)

Cast Drawing

Charcoal and white chalk on paper

65 x 50 cms (25 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Seated Female

Charcoal and white chalk on paper

70 x 50 cms (27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Teresa

Oil on canvas

85 x 35 cms (33 1/4 x 13 3/4 ins)

Nico

Charcoal on paper

45 x 65 cms (17 1/2 x 25 1/2 ins)

Self Portrait

Graphite

20 x 10 cms (7 3/4 x 3 3/4 ins)

     The desire to express myself through the means of art is a quality I've had since I was young. Growing up, I was very fortunate to be surrounded by people who encouraged creativity, shared a love for craftsmanship, and always allowed me to follow the path that I connected with the most. My childhood has had a large impact on the person I am today, and has taught me the importance of bridging the past to the present. As an artist, what inspires me most is the maintenance and expansion of this bridge. In a world where humanity advances at such a fast pace, I believe it is imperative to not lose touch with our roots, and to continue to create with purpose and technical prowess. It is important to me to utilize the knowledge of artists past. Now that I am studying at the Florence Academy of Art, I have access to many of the tools necessary to pursue my education and hone my skills as a classically trained artist. I am aware, however, that this education will be a lifelong endeavor, and will most certainly not end with my time in Florence. Post-graduation, I plan to enroll in workshops and spend more time in an atelier setting when I can. As a professional artist, it is my goal to continue bridging the past to the present; creating artwork that is a dialogue between the humanity of today and the traditions which have brought us here. Alongside this, I plan to share my knowledge and teach individuals seeking classical training. I hope to be a piece in the foundation of this bridge that will continue to suspend the beauty of classical art for many generations to come.

TARA GLENNY

 

Education: 

2017-2019: Florence Academy of Art, Drawing and Painting Program

2016: Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, semester abroad

2013-2016: Rock Valley College, Associate of Arts degree

 

Honors/Awards:

2019: Florence Academy of Art Work-Study Scholarship

2018: Figure Drawing of the Year Honorable Mention, Intensive Drawing Program, Florence Academy of Art

2016: Aegean Center for the Fine Arts Scholarship