Tarnok, Jean

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Jean Tarnok I have been interested in art since a child and have been drawing and painting since I was very young.  I studied under many artists, was self-taught and took many workshops before beginning work for an art degree—which I always wanted.  After I had my two children, I returned to college and completed with a BFA in painting.  Always fascinated with the beauty of all things created, I particularly enjoyed the intense observation required with representational work.  I also enjoyed inner reflections when working with psychological and conceptual subjects, typical of many abstracts.  Being very interested in human behavior and psychology, I enjoy making figurative and portraiture works, with a range from very abstract to very representational.

Initially, I began using photography merely as a means of obtaining references for other art works.  But while taking it in college, I fell in love with photography as a means of recording the beauty in the world and as a medium for making art.

In paintings and photography, I like using shape, color and composition to capture a moment in time, which interests me, and to hopefully move viewers.

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