TAMAR SWARTZ

MIXED MEDIA VISUAL ART

COURAGEOUS HEART

cou·ra·geous

/kəˈrājəs/

adjective

Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

COURAGEOUS HEART is a series of paintings that explore the depth, power and connection of two best 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.
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.
Photo Credit: Howard Ng
SHOP THE COLLECTION
All pieces from COURAGEOUS HEART are for sale*.
If you are interested in a piece, please send Tamar a message.
 
*A portion (10%) of all art 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).
 
All pieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Tamar
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FAQ
  • Can I see more images of the art before I buy it?
    • Absolutely! Send Tamar a message and she will gladly share an image of the artwork you are interested in.
  • How will my piece of art be shipped?
    • If you live outside of Toronto and require shipping, your artwork will be safely flat-packed, as all the paintings are pre-stretched on wooden frames. It will be a trackable package and delivered to your door by a reputable shipping company.
  • Is shipping included?
    • Let's chat about it and find something that works for both of us!
  • How long will shipping take?
    • To keep shipping prices as low as possible, it may take up to 2 weeks for your piece to arrive.​ If you want it sooner, ask Tamar!
  • Can I pay with a credit card, PayPal or e-transfer?
    • Yes! Once you choose your piece​, Tamar will be in contact about payment options.
  • Do you offer returns/refunds?
    • There will be no returns or refunds. In the unlikely event the artwork is damaged upon arrival considerations will be made.​
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