TAMAR SWARTZ

MIXED MEDIA VISUAL ART

COURAGEOUS HEART BOOK

ABOUT THE SERIES

COURAGEOUS HEART is a series of 14 paintings that explore the depth, power and connection of two friends as they navigate the joys and struggles of life.
 
It is intended to shed light on the relational complexity of chronic mental health challenges, and is positioned from the perspective of a carer, solid supporter and compassionate witness.
 
Courageous Heart gives voice to human experiences, rather than labels or diagnoses. It is about our ability as human beings to relate to feelings of love, fear, anger, sadness, surprise and joy. It is about our capacity to feel both the darkness and the light. It is about our need for understanding, compassion and empathy.
 
Courageous Heart explores the notion of “always”, or “all ways”, and what it means to show up with a Courageous Heart to be seen.
To be heard. To be loved.
 
This series is dedicated to all the Courageous Hearts out there, and honours each and every person who shows up to life in a way that is authentic, courageous, honest and vulnerable.
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COURAGEOUS HEART: THE BOOK
Limited Edition:
8" x 11" hardcover book
28 pages featuring the entire Courageous Heart collection
High quality glossy prints on heavy-weight paper
Lay-flat binding
Artist statement, bio and notes
$45*CAD (+ Shipping)   
Reg. $55
 
 
*A portion (10%) of all sales will be donated in support of mental health research, treatment, education, outreach and crisis relief
at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Photo Credit: Howard Ng
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tamar is a mixed media visual artist from Toronto, Ontario. She has been exploring emotional landscapes relating to authentic living, conscious connection, vulnerable truths and healing journeys.
 
Tamar’s work is brought to life through her intuitive art practice of finding Creative Surrender and allowing her art to unfold organically. She uses colour, patterns and forms to create emotional landscapes that play between real and imaginary, magic and mundane.
 
The visual narrative evolves when figures find their place within these spaces. Stories are woven in and there are meanings in the metaphors.
She is currently doing a Master's of Social Work in BC, and plans to integrate expressive arts into her practice upon graduation.
FAQ
  • Can I see more images of the series before I buy the book?
    • Absolutely! Browse the whole series here.
  • Pick-up/Shipping:
    • If you live in Toronto, ON or Kelowna BC, we can arrange a pick up. Please choose the $0 option during checkout, indicating which city.
    • If you live elsewhere (Canada, USA or International) there is a flat rate of $10 for shipping.
  • How long will shipping take?
    • Your book will be shipped by Canada Post or a reputable courier.​ Depending where you live, it can be 5-10 business days.
  • How do I pay?
    • You can pay via Pay Pal using the Buy Now button on this page. If you'd rather do an e-transfer, that can be arranged too.
  • Do you offer returns/refunds?
    • There will be no returns or refunds. In the unlikely event the book is damaged upon arrival, considerations will be made.​
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