Soul Of A Painter

Soul Of A Painter - Portrait Painting, Commissoned Paintings

Professional Portrait Painter Tara Richardson

Digital painting of a Lion by Tara Richardson

I love painting and I love happy clients

I'm ready to hand paint from your favorite photo reference into a keepsake that will be cherished for generations.  My paintings are digitally hand painted stroke by stroke.

Wouldn't you love a portrait of yourself or a loved one, a cherished pet, or a fond memory? 

Send me your reference photo and I will make a gorgeous reproduction. The higher resolution of the original photo, the better the final painting.

What Software do you use?

I use Photoshop to prep my reference photos and I paint in Corel Painter. I also use a Pro Wacom medium tablet with a art pen.

Corel Painter & Photoshop Training Videos - Coming Soon

If you would like to learn how to paint in Corel Painter but are having a hard time, I can make the process much simpler. Portrait painting is challenging but with my help your painting skills will improve. 

About Me

My Background

When I was in preschool, my favorite time of day was when I was allowed to draw and paint. As I got older, this love never faded. I love painting portraits of people or animals and still-life.

My Medium

I use many different mediums, such as oils, acrylics, photography and digital. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.

My Inspiration

I enjoy the old master oil painters they all inspire me to be a better painter.
I lean toward Rembrandts style of painting and love his choices for colors. His skill with light and dark is phenomenal.

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Love what Tara is able to create. Her artistry as a painter is both elegant and joyful, with a true mastery of her brushes. Birds and puppies in particular are sometimes difficult, and Tara has the ability to create a beautiful art piece every time. -Helen Yancy


Tara is a talented artist who has a gift for creating fine art paintings that provide her clients with family heirlooms. I have had the pleasure of working with Tara to achieve my artistic vision on many occasions and cannnot say enough good things about my experience. She can take your vision and make it a reality. I highly recommend Tara for all your painting needs. She will not disappoint! - Karah Sambuco, CPP


Tara Richardson is a natural artist –a muse that soars over beautiful landscapes and images of life, and can, with the same ease, make time stand still on the wings of a painted butterfly. Tara’s art breathes and pulsates her own passionate relationship with life. Besides an impressive collection of various works, Tara has also beautifully illustrated the cover of two of my upcoming poetry books. It is an honor to have Tara’s artistic energy dress up the cover of these anthologies.​ - Maria R. Palacios Author of The Female King and multiple other poetry collections.


 I am soooooooo extremely happy beyond words. I ADORE IT! the painting is such a treasure. I asked Tara to do a very special painting for us of our wee boy. Tara’s communication, time management, easiness of ordering from over seas was amazing. I can highly recommend Tara. She is a gifted artist with an amazing talent.​ I am so happy with our painting she has done for us. I have recommended her services to family and friends over here. Tara, you captured our wee boy so well. It is just breath taking seeing his spirit captured by an artist. This will be a very precious piece of artwork. Tara you absolutely rock my friend! thank you Hugs -Sarah


My hats off to Tara Richardson for capturing my grand daughter 100% in the portrait I commissioned her to paint for her for a Christmas gift. The whole process from start to finish exceeded my expectations completely. It was delivered in a very timely manner and is better than any portrait I could ever imagine. Tara captured an important life moment on canvas perfectly for us. This portrait will be a family heirloom... The light and the soul and the feeling the portrait exudes is amazing. The quality of the finished product gets 5 stars from me. I can't wait to find the perfect moment for her to capture for us of our other 3 grandchildren! I highly recommend Soul Of A painter. You will not be disappointed. - Valerie Hatch


Thank you Tara for your talent, and sharing your work!! A True Artist!!! These painting's are pure Beauty!! This is the talent that I strive for... But it would take 100 year's for me to reach the level of your Greatness!! Love these piece's of Beauty!! -Joe



Digital Painting of a Black Lemur by Tara Richardson

Digital Painting of a Black Lemur by Tara Richardson

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