About Tamara

Moving through life is a journey. Instead of focusing on a single subject element, Tamara has chosen to create a journal or time capsule of what she has seen and experienced. Childhood family stories of cowboys and traders, travelers and outlaws, horses and Native Americans who crisscrossed the ranch owned by her great-grandparents, helped spark the art adventure.

Tamara's g-grandmother was a descendent of the Cheraw tribe. She traveled with family members, along with the Ridge Party Cherokees and associate bands, to leave Indian territory for Texas.  They were seeking lands on which to settle and re-establish a government, in order to protect their lives and that of their families from a near civil war state that existed in the Cherokee Nation following the forced removal of 1838-39. The community they founded became the Mt. Tabor Indian Community.  The stories continue as she zeros in on her Cherokee ancestry bringing a continuing dedication to her journal in art. 

Tamara paints the west....  and further west, from Texas and New Mexico to the Hawaiian Islands. An avid snorkeler, her portfolio includes works of island and under sea life, inspired by visits to the Tahitian Islands, and Bahamas as well. Tamara feels the journeys between the high desert, and ocean provide a complimenting balance.

 Working in oil and watercolor, Tamara's works are in private and public collections. Her membership affiliations include, the New Mexico Watercolor Society, where she is a Signature member, the Oil Painters of America, and the American Quarter Horse Association.


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