By Tara Santoro
“The Bond” is a commissioned piece depicting a girl and her beloved horse. The horse who helped change her world.
Tara Santoro grew up in a small New Jersey town known as the home of the Gingerbread Castle. As a child she spent hours coloring in oversized coloring books and creating imaginative worlds on reams of lined green and white paper with her dog, Schatzi, at her side. Tara’s love of art grew into gaining knowledge from history, reading, listening to talks, and exploring artistic mediums, which led her to become a traditional artist who enjoys creating whimsical art in colored pencil, watercolor, and pen and ink. She also knew she wanted to one day be part of the reason the reader turns the page. Tara has taken this hunger for knowledge and need to create, to sharing her gift as an instructor in her Eastern PA community.
Tara is a member of SCBWI and the Colored Pencil Society and is the treasurer of the Emmaus Arts Commission. Her work can currently be found on Brittany Natural Foods labels in Philadelphia-based Mom’s Organic Stores.
You can follow Tara on Instagram (TMSketches) and Twitter (JerseyGirlDraws) and you can check out her website at www.imaginationcreationsbytms.com.