Tammy is an oil painter with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph. She grew up in the small town of Wyoming, Ontario and now lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband Noel, son Evan and their dog Marvel.
Her work has been juried into shows where they have won awards and is part of many private collections throughout Australia, Ontario, Philippines and Quebec.
I have always been an oil painter. I handed in my first watercolour assignment in high school and was kindly told that I used watercolours like they were oils. Years later when I finally got my hands on some oil paint I understood what my teacher meant and knew I had found my medium.
My inspiration comes from the ordinary things or moments that I see everyday. My goal is to bring attention to the beauty of these moments or objects. I am not interested in rendering the subject exactly, but rather in exploring my subject matter with the paint keeping the application loose and spontaneous. I use the impasto technique. This allows for wonderful texture and really celebrates the oil medium. I want the viewer to see the knife or brushwork – to be aware of and have an appreciation for the paint.
I create a painting specifically for donation to support the Halton Heroes (www.haltonheroes.com) fund every year. This fund provides financial support to the families of Halton Police Officers that are injured in the line of duty.