Tara Dixon is an artist who has maintained a studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn for over 17 years and has sold her paintings professionally for 20 years. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections.
A graduate of Connecticut College, she studied at The Art Students League and worked as a fashion stylist and window display designer to support her art. In 1994, she volunteered, teaching art at a Red Cross homeless shelter for NYC families and at The Children’s Museum in Soho. She taught art for three years at The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Before becoming a mother to her now 16 year old son, she was a private art guide and teacher to a Manhattan family for three summers. She has enjoyed being a chaperone on field trips to museums for her son over the years and in 2008 taught an after school art program at The Language and Laughter Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Tara has served on the board of directors of The Flawless Foundation (a non profit that supports children with neuro-developmental and psychological disorders) from 2009-2012.
In 2010, Gratitude Designs By Tara Dixon was born out of the idea of promoting gratitude. In 2013, she launched The Gratitude House where she leads workshops exploring the notion of gratitude through the arts.
In 2013, a friend came to her studio and they made art together while talking. She realized that she had discovered "talk and response art" and T.A.R.A. was born. Tara enjoys both conversation and art and knows that something special happens when they are linked. It is her pleasure to engage in dialogue and the making of art in her studio. She has witnessed the magic that transpires and is eager to share it with you.