Nature and its beauty have been the inspiration for my work for many years.

I am fascinated by the sensuousness of Light. To witness the morning light, the filtered light through the trees and the soft haze of a fog. To capture nature’s essence and communicate it with my painting. To consciously avoid elaboration, rather leave a soft mark that allows the viewer to fill in the rest…the way the fog slowly lifts on a misty morning.”

Traveling extensively O’Leary has painted in Italy, Ireland, Greece and the US.  Her formal training and lifes travel has influence her unique blend of realism with a more modern take on nature. Her Reiki Series embodies emotion in an intence pallet. “Feeling the emotion and heat come right from the paintings”. Her Landscapes capture a moment in time, a sense of peace and a soft stroke capture atmospheric qualities and bring you to a world of soft color.

Tara O’Leary received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. She has been exhibiting her work in both juried and solo shows and has won awards for her landscape paintings, she works in pastel, encaustic, acrylic and oil, and is included in many private collections


  • BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Memberships & Associations

  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
  • Studio Montclair
  • The Center for Contemporary Art
  • Milburn Short Hills Art Center
  • Soma – Maplewood Art Center

Current Shows:


Opening: Friday April 28th,  6-9pm

58 Elm St

Westfield, NJ


Show through May



Opening: May 11th,  5-7pm

23 Main St

Madison NJ


Show Through May


STUDIO TOUR : June 3-4th, 11-4

155 Maplewood Ave

Maplewood NJ



opening: July 1st

31 West Perry St

Cape May, NJ

Show through July



Previous Shows

The Tenth Muse Gallery
170 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood NJ

Opening November 5th
Artist reception November, 20th 1-5pm
The Westwood Art Gallery
10 Westwood Ave
Westwood NJ

Studio appointments
150 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood NJ

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