Tammy was born in 1975, in the Catskill Mountains of upstate NY, where, as a child, she spent most of her time outside observing the natural world around her. Because she’s always had a love for animals it’s no surprise that they take precedence in the majority of her work today. A self-taught artist who re-entered the art world in 2012 after spending 15 years away from it. She works primarily in charcoal and graphite, rendering her subjects in extensive detail. Tammy prefers to put a contemporary spin on her animal portraits by not including a background. But rather, keeping the focus solely on the animal and lending a crisp feel to her drawings. The hope is that this will draw viewers in closer to the animal and perhaps spark an interest in them. To see the beauty she sees within the subject.
For the past 20 years, Tammy has resided in the rural town of Greenville, NY enjoying the farmland, forests, and mountain views that surround her home. She is a Signature Member of the American Artists Professional League and an Artist Member of The International Guild of Realism. She was featured as an artist in Hyperrealism Magazine and has exhibited in venues such as the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Abend Gallery in Colorado and the Principle Galleries in Charleston and Alexandria.
“Nature has always brought me the most joy. As a child, I would be content to sit and observe the workings of an ant colony or the behavior of the animals around me. I would search the ground for interesting rocks, feathers, bones and other “treasures”. As an adult, it’s where I still feel the most at peace. Being outside, immersed in the natural world, and observing wildlife around me. My hope is that my art will make others appreciate the immense beauty and intrigue I see and feel around wildlife.