Tara Lilly grew up on family farmland in rural Northern California playing in the redwood forest. She moved to Portland, Oregon to study graphic design and advertising at Portland State University. Since graduating, she has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for stationery products, paper crafts, and products for a gift company.
Tara is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search, selected from nearly 1,000 entrants. She is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio. She is inspired by patterns in nature, old picture books, vintage floral motifs, folk art, and primitive art. Her art is filled with textures, bright colors, fun florals, and charming characters. Fine tipped ink pens, brush pens, india ink, charcoal, an epson scanner, are amongst Tara's favorite art supplies.