The “Golden Lands” series from artist Bec Tarrant is as captivating as it is stylish.
Through colourful resin artworks depicted in her coveted “Golden Lands” series, Bec Tarrant captures the ever-changing landscapes of Western Australia and the diverse human experience that comes along with them. Ever beautiful and perfectly distinctive, she embraces the paradoxes of nature with bold yet charming depictions that effortlessly flow into the spaces around them.
Tell us a bit about your background.
I am a Gold Coast abstract artist. I first discovered art at around 15 years of age and have always enjoyed working with different mediums. My family is originally from the Bundjalung country in the Northern Rivers.
What is the inspiration behind Golden Lands?
Golden Lands was a project I had been wanting to create for a long time, as I’ve always loved the landscapes of Western Australia. The series has been so exciting to create, the colours palates vary quite significantly due to the fact that the Western Australian landscape changes so drastically from reef to desert to salt fields.
Art is an essential part of your home, it can change the whole feeling and mood of a room.
What is your creative process like?
For me the process itself changes almost piece by piece, there is no set procedure, which I believe is important when creating unique artwork. Inspiration though is very important and can come in all forms. With the Golden Lands my inspiration derived from hours of researching the regions and allowing myself to become connected with the land, reading stories from local indigenous people, and being inspired by aerial photographers that capture the beauty from above.
From your point of view as an artist, what is one thing a buyer should consider when they are purchasing art for their home?
Art is an essential part of your home, it can change the whole feeling and mood of a room. My number one rule is to ensure there is a connection between the artwork and the buyer, a sort of emotional connection whereby the buyer “needs” to have that piece, because they love it. Artwork should be considered an investment not a trend, so ensure you purchase a piece that you can look at every day and won’t become bored with.
What’s your life moto?
The best way to predict the future is to create it! Work hard, be kind to people, and support each other.