Tarja Barton Illustrator

2014 in review – Blogging Annual Report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. I love to design for this annual report! Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 890… Read More

House Finch ‘Carpodacus mexicanus’ illustration – work in progress

Work continues on the House Finch illustration this week. So far, I have painted in the background and also the main colour areas for the bird itself. Some detail was added with watercolour round brush No. 3 and… Read More

Historical Map Illustration – Karjala

Volunteering at the local humane society.

For the past three years I have volunteered as a graphic designer for the Lincoln County Humane Society. Some of my designs include posters, interior and exterior banners, invitations and logos.

Water Lily Illustration

This past summer I strolled through Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. I shot some nice photos of many of the flowers that were blooming, this watercolour painting is based on one of those photos. ©2014 Tarja K. Kuronen.

House Finch Illustration – work in progress

This week at Inkberry Studio, I’m learning about Niagara Birds, specifically about the House Finch ‘Carpodacus mexicanus’. The House Finch is native to the west, but in the 1940s pet dealers in New York imported these birds to… Read More