Inspired to Create- with Tiare Smith

The guest for September’s Inspired to Create chat was the amazing Tiare Smith. 

I was lucky enough meet Tiare in person at Kara Bullock’s 2018 Traveling Art of Sisterhood (TAOS) art retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Not only did we meet, she also taught an amazing class where we had so much fun. I would describe Tiare as joy out loud. Tiare loves life and she’s one of those people who spreads that joy to everyone around her. Her art celebrates women in a bold, colorful and joyful way. Okay…I know I used joy a lot in the last few sentences, but you get the idea. What an inspiration!

Tiare Smith is a mixed media artist and instructor.  Born with art in her heart she has been creating since she could hold a crayon.  Her preferred choice of mediums are ink, acrylics and pastels. Her art breathes color and love and creates a space where happiness, love and courage dwell.  
“My art reflects the wonderful women (and sometimes men) who informed and continue to inform my life…my mom, neighbors, teachers, friends, 2nd and 3rd mom. Black women. Strong women. Smart women. Beautiful women. Loving women. Do you women.”

Followup Information

Favorite Supplies

Acrylic paints
India inks
Big brush pens
Inktense blocks
Stabilo Marks All Pencil
Posca Paint Pens
Molding and Modeling Paste

Connect with Tiare at these links

If you’d like to learn more about Tiare and her work, check out these links:


Instagram: @iamclassygirl
Upcoming Classes (Subscribe on Tiare’s website to get the latest class offerings) : 
Work can be found online in her shops, as well as Hallmark/bookstores worldwide.