About Tara

I have been working on behalf of others in a healing practice for over 8 years, embracing different modalities to support people on their path, whether it is through art, food, or animistic healing practices.

Food is a fundamental and innate part of our human community, providing a space to weave together what our ancestors knew was beyond survival; it was and is essential to the unfolding story of emotional, physical and spiritual health, as well as, relationship to the land and each other.

 I came to this work through a personal healing process that started at a very young age, spanning over the past 20 years. I have always deeply loved food, and have spent much of my life learning how to grow, prepare, appreciate and work with food in a variety of forms. 

I am a painter and have used my work for the past 17 years to promote healing in the tapestry of a human life. I see each person as holding a blueprint of a unique and beautiful pattern that inevitably frays or responds to the traumas we all experience, whether great or "small". When I am creating a painting, I see the pattern unfold and am given a way to covey it in its true blueprint. 

I work one-on-one in an energetic healing context with people, finding imbalances through heart-centered methods of healing that have their roots in a variety of practices. I support people in their self-directed healing, and act as an ally on their path.

Why "The Medicine Circle"?

From a young age I painted and was fascinated with circles. As I grew older, I found that the form of the Circle had potential to heal, and it became the primary way that I painted, beginning 17 years ago. All of my paintings since this time have been made of hundreds or thousands of circles. As I researched more, I learned that the place I am named for , "Tara, Ireland", is a place of circular mounds. In every place in the world, the Circle is a symbolic or literal birthing place, death place, ceremonial ground, or metaphorical stand-in for what and who we are; it is a universal touchstone for who we are in relation to the macro- and microcosmos.