About Me

Taryn Day

Artist's Statement

My style of painterly realism is inspired by the work of modern painters who combine realism with a strong emphasis on abstract design, such as Richard Diebenkorn, Fairfield Porter, Edwin Dickinson and Edward Hopper. 

I've been painting in oils for more than thirty years, getting my start at age 16 in my high school's wonderful art department. I then attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, studying painting with Sidney Goodman, Elizabeth Osborne, Arthur DeCosta, among many others, but learning almost as much from my fellow students.

My artistic process relies heavily on observation — that is to say I trust my eyes as my main tool in my work.
I’ve not settled on any one genre, finding portraiture, landscape and city scenes and still life all equally fascinating subjects. I consider oil paint to be my primary medium, but love drawing in pencil and charcoal as well as painting with watercolors and ink.

Taryn Day was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and moved to the Philadelphia area as a child. She earned a four-year certificate painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she received the Ware Scholarship for European Travel. While raising two children, she continued to paint and exhibit while completing a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She’s been enjoying the quiet small-town life of Perkasie, PA since 1997.

She has showed widely in the Philadelphia area for more than thirty years, and offers painting and drawing classes on a regular basis.



1 comment:

  1. Hello Ms Day.
    How nice to find a fellow Philadelphian.
    I love your paintings; the immediacy of the brushwork, color,etc, all adding up to very personal statements.
    I look forward to spending more time at your sites, and enjoying your art.


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