Tara Deacon

Tara Deacon is an Illustrator and painter originating from South Africa. Since 2014, she has lived in Berlin. Her work explores the simplicity of everyday observations, a combination of memory and place – both real and imagined.

Share on

Tara Deacon, Mummy Brown

About Tara Deacon

Tara’s compositions are populated with characters influenced by her travels, personal relationships, books and popular culture, bringing through a narrative storytelling quality to her work. 

The bright and bold colour palette she works in is achieved through solid planes of colour in her favoured medium of gouache and pencil crayon on paper. Her curiosity to play with colours and how they work with one another in a composition express a cohesive flavour of optimism and vibrance, reminiscent of her South African homeland.

Tara’s clients include: Liebeskind Berlin, Hennessy, Refinery 29, Flow Magazine, Random House Verlag, Lenny Letter, Oh Comely Mag, Papier Magazine, Scoop Mag, Urban Books and AWW Yours.

Stay up to date!