Swanky, eccentric, and original – three adjectives to best describe the artwork of the English artist Taryn Jahme, which is rich in vibrant colours, playful tones, and abstract compositions of flowers, animals, and geometric and shapes. Taryn lives in London and writes children’s books which cultivate a passion for tea by teaching its history to her younger students. Above all else, she paints very special themes on the delicacy of tea by capturing historical moments from places all over the world.
Painted with Winsor & Newton oils and 24-carat gold leaf, Taryn’s artwork derives its inspiration from her early childhood experiences and her collection of paintings. Taryn grew-up on a tea farm where she learned in-depth how tea grows, the history and beauty of tea and passionately started creating projects about it from the age of seven. Exhibited on a shiny black background, Taryn's work is prominent for its chromatic details and vivid depiction of glamour and delicate shapes, square, round and soft, with a distinctive Pop-art style and abstract compositions.
The real canvas for Taryn is the teapot itself, where the stories and subjects of all her paintings originate. She blends colours to create a synthetic experience, concrete and complete, reminding us of the importance of all events that bring people together, and the pretexts we use when we want to see those we love. Taryn captures this tradition with something very dear to her heart: a nice cup of tea.
"I feel that perhaps my intuition brought me to do these pieces of art from my deep passion for tea and how it brings people from all over the globe together, where enjoying tea is a ritual within millions of homes worldwide.” (Taryn Jahme)