Tara Deacon is a local illustrator and designer currently based in Berlin, but often daydreams of the vast open dry plains of the bush, sounds of zebras and crickets and the fresh sensation after a summer thunderstorm in her home town of Pretoria.

With a background in Industrial and Product design, countless hours spent hours behind a laptop began to inspire her to return to a more tactile medium and working entirely by hand. The intrigue and magic of nature , plants, overlooked everyday scenarios and found treasures and objects are themes she often explores. Her ink, gouache and watercolour illustrations embrace a simplicity and earnestness through their subject matter, solid planes of colour and painterly brush marks.