Tara White studied biology and fine art and is now a professional in the biotech industry specializing in microscopic imaging. Her passion for art and science comes through in much of her work. She enjoys making handmade gifts for her friends and family, making use of reused and recycled materials whenever possible.
Her ongoing series, Macabre Mistresses, was originally inspired by the Day of the Dead. The pieces are mixed media portraits of female or female-inspired figures. The portraits demonstrate the darker side of femininity and what it means to be a woman. In an effort to support her love for the environment, Tara includes many found objects in her work, including vintage jewelry. This also adds more mystery and spiritualism, as these items may have belonged to those no longer living.