My style of painterly realism is inspired by the work of modern painters who combine realism with a strong emphasis on abstract design, such as Richard Diebenkorn, Fairfield Porter, Edwin Dickinson and Edward Hopper.
My artistic process relies almost completely on direct observation. When I paint, I usually begin with the intention of creating a simplified version of reality—but inevitably my work becomes stronger the longer I work, and the more detail I include.
I’ve not settled on any one genre, finding portraiture, landscape and city scenes and still life all equally fascinating subjects. I consider oil paint to be my primary medium, but love drawing in pencil and charcoal as well as painting with watercolors and ink—and lately pastels are stealing my heart.
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Taryn Day attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1978-1982, where she received a Certificate in Painting. She was a recipient of the Ware Traveling Scholarship. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.
Recent Exhibitions include a solo show at the Pennswood Gallery in Newtown, PA, Forget Not Beauty, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Dramatic Focus, Gallery 840, Allentown, PA, and Tradition and Innovation, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA.
Currently Taryn is the business owner of 7th Street Studios in Perkasie, PA, where she offers foundational drawing and painting classes.