Artists on Elgin’s “New Emerging Artist” Tara Proctor faced a great health scare in 2014, with many tough days ahead of her, she found beauty in many things in life which lead her to a new found passion, creating, drawing, photographing.
In partnership with Artist’s on Elgin and Science North, Tara Proctor's first exhibition 'Through My Eyes' explores her beautiful drawings of wild animals, trees, cityscapes, and more.
Why do you choose Sudbury?
I have loved living in the North for 25 years now I'm originally from Markham North York, so I crave the wilderness and lakes that surround us. The central location is Sudbury for all our little towns around here and Sudbury has everything to offer anyone in regards to hobbies, restaurants, entertainment and of course the Arts, which I truly love the Arts scene in Sudbury.
What's your favourite spot in town?
Well there are so many… I love shopping but I think I would say The Fromagerie for steamed milk and honey and then a walk down Elgin and explore all the shops.
Who is your favourite Sudburian of all time?
My mom and I have been to Dr. Brule’s Breast Cancer Clinic at the Old Memorial hospital and the care is wonderful, she and her team are truly kind, empathetic and sincere. So she will always be my favourite Sudburian.
With so many communities here in the North having incredible Doctors and health care here in Sudbury is a certain Plus for all of us. I have had the honour of being in the care of some incredible doctors in Espanola and Sudbury, at our beautiful Health Sciences North , Dr. Knox, Dr. Gupta, Dr. Mantle, Dr. Tissot, Dr. Lenny and I give credit to this amazing team for saving my life a couple years ago.
Stripes or plaid? Why?
Plaid because it is one of my mom’s favourite prints and it makes me think of cuddling up at a bonfire with my hubby.
Be sure to go see Tara’s exhibit ‘Through My Eyes’ on display in the Sunwalk at Science North until March 20, 2017. She hopes everyone who sees her art and enjoys this exhibit might experience that art can soothe your heart and bring you through your own difficulties like it has done for her.
Visit www.artistsonelgin.ca for more details.