As always John Tarahteeff speaks in a personal language and at times there are subtle metaphors, lonely figures and complex psychological messages.  Some might think he is surreal, but with his great range of symbolic and meditative images, he surpasses just a dreamlike state.  The work manifests a seemingly disparate and subconscious level resulting in a confounding psychological underpinning of images.  The tensions are there, and his stories demand attention.

Another phase for Tarahteeff, "Between Story" melds older paintings including pastoral scenes, lighthearted and carefree with works depicting darker mysterious and absurd narratives.  The paintings are exciting connections with visual energy and deft execution.

 
The Catch, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Catch
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
31" x 47"
Feeding the Dog, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
Feeding the Dog
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
22" x 16"
The Flotsam Cello, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Flotsam Cello
Acrylic on Ragboard, 2004
9" x 8"Piece is sold
The Garden, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Garden
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
49" x 40"Piece is sold
The White Horse, Copyright 2002, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The White Horse
Acrylic on Canvas, 2002
36" x 38"Piece is sold
The Yellow Rope, Copyright 2002, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Yellow Rope
Acrylic on Canvas, 2002
32" x 20"
 
The Field, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Field
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
52" x 37"
The Flight, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Flight
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
20" x 20"Piece is sold
The Confluence, Copyright 2002, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Confluence
Acrylic on Canvas, 2002
38" x 29"
 
The Stream, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Stream
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
50" x 54"Piece is sold
After School (The Strait), Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
After School (The Strait)
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
38" x 56"Piece is sold
   
The Three Graces, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Three Graces
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
32 " x 54"Piece is sold
Alison, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
Alison
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
16" x 14"Piece is sold
 
The Lure, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Lure
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
20" x 11"Piece is sold
The Lure, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Lure
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
20" x 12"Piece is sold
Summer Time, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
Summer Time
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
~30" x 20"
 
 
The Yellow Canoe, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Yellow Canoe
Acrylic on Ragboard, 2004
8" x 8"Piece is sold
The Waiting Place, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Waiting Place
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
37" x 53"
 
 
The Falls, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Falls
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
31" x 47"Piece is sold
The Felled Cypress, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Felled Cypress
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
37" x 50"Piece is sold
   
The Reservoir, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Reservoir
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
~36" x 48"
The Worker, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Worker
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
~24" x 36"
   
After School (The Headlands), Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
After School (The Headlands)
Acrylic on Canvas, 2004
20" x 32"
The Last Creature, Copyright 2004, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Last Creature
Acrylic on Ragboard, 2004
6" x 9"Piece is sold
     
Girl with String, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
Girl with String
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
14" x 10"Piece is sold
The Pond, Copyright 2002, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
The Pond
Acrylic on Canvas, 2002
48" x 41"
Camille, Copyright 2003, John Tarahteeff -- Click to Expand...
Camille
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
24" x 20"Piece is sold
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