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Featured in The Group August 1, 2012.
Featured in Art Universe, July 29, 2012.
Featured in A Class Of Its Own , July 29, 2012.
Featured in Art Universe July 30, 2012.
Featured in The Beginner’s Corner Sept 15, 2012.

We grow through pain.

Experimenting with a new (to me) technique: digital painting. I combined two stock images (credits below) as the basis for this image and my own resources for the background, then manually painted the resulting image in Photoshop.

Model – Sylvie T Stock
Wings – JtotheOtotheE
All other resources my own.

Proudly New Zealand-made! :)


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Tara is a New Zealand artist and musician. Her primary visual medium is photography, sometimes combined with other media into mixed media works or digital works. Her portfolio is extensive and varied, including macro photography, digital fantasy works, paintings, portraiture and nature photography. Tara is available for commissioned artworks as well as client portraiture sessions, please contact her on for more information or visit her website at

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  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonabout 2 years ago


  • Awww yay!!! Thanks Razar!!!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully crafted…

  • Thanks so much D!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    07-29-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Yay!!! Thanks so much Kira!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Peter! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Tara—especially love the detail of the wings!

  • Thanks so much Glitterfest, glad you like it! Credit for the wings goes to the original creator of the wing stock (see description above), I did manipulate them but the original image is theirs. The background is entirely mine and the woman is a painted version (by me) of another stock image – also credited above.

    – Tara Lemana

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 08/01/2012

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  • Thank you so much Deborah!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 2 years ago

    Wonderful Work,


  • Oh wow that’s so cool! Thank you so much Cynthia!!!

    – Tara Lemana

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tara. Congratulations on all your features!!!!

  • Thank you so much Greta!!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    Ohh, this is so, so beautiful….I can feel the pain….

  • Thank you so much Laurie, so glad you like it!! :)

    – Tara Lemana

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