Tabetha Landt Hastings was born in New York City in the tumultuous 1960’s. Her mother was an activist and her father a jazz musician. At the age of six her mother moved her to Denver Colorado, where she still resides.
Tabetha has never taken an art class, and had very little interest in art as a child. She was much more interested in music and dance, two influences that are now evident in her paintings. She considers herself a late bloomer; she started painting at the age of thirty. Once she picked up the paint brush and immersed herself in the painting process she never looked back.
“I'm not concerned with copying a subject exactly as it appears in front of me, instead I focus on the mood and try to convey how a particular person or place made me feel. I paint whatever moves and inspires me in the moment: nature, cities, and people being my main inspirations.
"I love the experimentation and freedom that art allows - I can create whatever I want on the canvas. Often a painting will start out with one idea and end up somewhere else completely. It’s a journey and I go where the paint takes me.”
Copyright © 2012 Tabetha Hastings.