Tara Deacon is an Illustrator & painter originating from Pretoria, South Africa and relocated to Berlin in 2014. Her work explores the simplicity of everyday observations, a combination of memory and place- both real and imagined . Her compositions are populated with characters influenced from her travels, personal relationships, books and popular culture, bringing through a narrative storytelling quality to her work. The bright & bold colour palette she works in is achieved through solid planes of colour in her favoured medium of gouache and pencil crayon on paper. Her curiosity to play with colours and how they work with one another in a composition express a cohesive flavour of optimism and vibrance reminiscent of her homeland.