I love turning ideas into art that inspires. Whether individuals or companies need compelling illustrations, adorable cartoons, stunning fine art for their lobbies or offices, or practical graphics like ads or book covers, I seamlessly weave my creativity and mastery throughout all these disciplines to deliver art that enriches and illustrations and graphics that get noticed. I help my clients be remembered.
WHY IT WORKS: I've been a professional artist for over forty years. As a result, I have won numerous international awards for my fine art and illustrations, my fine art is included in numerous permanent collections of notable art museums, and my illustrations are still being seen and used dozens of years after they were created. Good art tells and sells best. In addition, my insatiable curiosity to see and explore has made me a virtual reservoir of creative ideas, and the millions of brushstrokes I've put to paper and canvas have evolved my technical skills to a level of mastery that few can rival.
Whether I'm painting a gorgeous landscape from some wild adventure I was on, or I'm illustrating a T-shirt, a kid's book, or some graphic design, creating in different venues enriches my life - and hopefully it will enrich your life and the lives of others.
NEW EXHIBITION NEWS!
My painting 'Basking Cougar' was juried into the The CVG Show, 2018, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, Washington. It was one of 132 artworks juried from over 900 entries from artists throughout Washington state.
The Weird Wolf - my new ebook
Here is my first illustrated children's picture ebook, The Weird Wolf. It is published on Amazon.
If you have kids or grandkids who love picture books, wolves, or Nature then this funky, unusual wolf story is sure to please them.
Ebook for $2.99
My professional art career spans over forty one years of fine art painting and commercial illustrating. My fine art has won many international awards and has exhibited in over seventy exhibition venues including one person shows, group shows, and juried competitions in museums, arts organizations, and galleries. My illustrations have also won international awards and my list of clientele includes noted companies such as 20th Century Fox, Black Bear Diner, and Sirius Software. I am a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Society of Marine Artists. I have been featured in national publications such as American Artist, US Art, and Wildlife Art News.(Click here to read the entire Artist's Biography)
WHY DO I CREATE ART?
When I had advanced cancer twelve years ago, I changed my perception of reality and saw how the power and complexity of every thought and action I have influences the universe. As an artist, it means that every work of art I create, in turn, creates what I want in the world. (Click here to read the entire story)
TARJAN IS MY PALETTE NAME
If some of you have ever wondered about my name 'Tarjan' which is the name I sign all my artwork with, it is not my maiden name. It is a psuedonym - a 'pallette name' as I lke to call it. (Click here to read the entire story)