I work in acrylic and pastel utilizing a color ground as an under-painting then purposely juxtaposing colors letting the color beneath come through to create brilliance and
luminosity. My everyday passions fuel my paintings, some of these things are; my huge flower garden, an addiction to pattern, my lovely dogs and cats, the bird feeder, a weakness for saturated colors, and an awe of landscapes, weather and skies, just to name a few. I call my choice of subject matter
"domestic surrealism", because it is a tribute to the beauty in my everyday world, but is exaggerated, tilted into the viewer, with portals and windows inviting the viewer to go beyond the ordinary
Tasman studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and completed a BFA in printmaking at Oregon State University after receiving the Norma Seibert scholarship. She
has been in numerous shows throughout the west and the recipient of "Best in Show" at several NW shows..