Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Garden View; Garden Design by Tara Dillard

Tara Dillard is the epitome of garden design; she is a true artist, both in her vision and implementation of composition.  Words, eyes, and trowel serve as her paintbrush.  Not only does she design and install gardens, write books and lecture about landscaping; she does all this with emphasis on creativity and harmony.  With regard to gardening and combining house-garden life, her theories revolve around what she terms as "Vanishing Thresholds".   Her landscapes- both in home and garden, consist of a series of vignettes; small still lifes meant to make you stop, take a moment and just look.  Beautiful! 

In describing herself, Tara says, "Landscapes begin inside your home looking out key window views.  Place focal points on axis with those views and you've begun bringing the outside in and the inside out.  Knowing, A penny saved is a plant bought. Combining landscapes with lives. Boldly simple." 

To "meet" her in person, check out her wonderful blog at Vanishing Threshold: Home Garden, Life.  

In looking at the photography in Tara's blog, I feel like I'm wandering through a wonderful book featuring design, gardening, and above all harmony.  Her photos range from still lifes composed of garden tools, dining tables to wonderful Halloween vignettes, It leads me to think of paintings that make me feel the same way.
Scroll down for some examples of truly stunning art.  This time in honor of Tara, the theme is gardening and flower vignettes.
tries to convey a sense of eerie or otherworldly beauty
 found unexpectedly in everyday life through her work.
features the wrought iron gates at Kensington Palace,
allowing glimpses of the autumnal loveliness can be caught through the intricate iron flowers and vines.

Felicia Kramer's most recent passion is digital collage.
She manipulates her original photos
and combines them with
all sorts of ephemera to create a particular mood.
This piece is titled, "Angel Gate in my Neighbor's Garden"
She has an ecclectic variety of art
well worth viewing in her Etsy Store.

This piece by
Beautiful Dark Light
is titled,
 featuring a gorgeous green window framing
 an enticing garden view.  For more examples of her work, check out her Etsy Shop.

Maria-Thérèse Andersson is a full-time artist,
writer and maker of notebooks.
She lives in the beautiful seaside town of Härnösand, Sweden.
full of mystery and secret paths.  To see more of her work, check out her  Etsy Shop

Shelagh Duffett
lives in the gorgeous province of Nova Scotia, Canada
and strives to capture the world around her
 in the format of photography.
This piece captures the view from Monet's window in Giverny
 To see more beautiful pieces
by Shelagh, visit her Etsy Shop.

has a beautiful selection of photography
in her Etsy Shop working to
emmulate history and a sense of timelessness. 
This piece is entitled,

Lauren loves to travel and share
her views of the world
through the lens of her camera. 
This piece is entitled, "A door, a threshold, a passage"  She has written extensively on the symbolism of doors in her description of the piece.  For more of her work, click HERE.  


Maria Killam said...

What a lovely post on your blogger friends! Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Felicia Kramer said...

Wow - this is a gorgeous collection! As an artist and a gardener, these beautiful views are very dear to my heart. Thanks for including my "Angel Gate" from my neighbor's garden. Great job!

Tara Dillard said...

Thank you for the kind words and link Stephanie!

Amazing knowing your mother first, then you. Love seeing what you've done with your inherited 'art' gene. You're an old soul.

The art you've chosen today, exactly what's in my soul, thinking of garden views.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Maria-Thérèse said...

Beautiful collection of photos! Thank you for featuring my photograph Il Giardino Segreto.
Nice to see other new (to me) artists!

Crayonmonster said...

Wow, gorgeous otherworldly photos, thanks for including me! I've posted it on my blog as well:


aliceinparis said...

Wow what lovely pictures. Garden views lift the soul! thanks.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Thank you everyone for letting me share your lovely work! I agree, gardening and garden views do lift the soul!

Coastal Sisters said...

What a beautiful posting Stephanie. Thanks so much for popping by my Blog for a visit and for your well wishes.