Birth Place: Lake Grace, Western Australia
Year of Birth: 1972
Born in a small farming community in the wheat-belt of Western Australia, my first memories were of shimmering salt flats, stunning subtle colour and objects in isolation. These influences produce images which are often minimalistic and sometimes have a surreal edge to them. Ten years of consistent painting has seen her work develop a unique style and a wide following. Tammy now lives and works in Esperance WA. Her work has a poetic serene quality.
Since being introduced to oils as a student, I have rarely strayed to other mediums, relishing the sensual quality of the paint and the ability to employ it in a sculptural form.
I have always been drawn to and inspired by impressionistic styles of painting, delighting in the collision of thick full strokes that smack up against each other in shock.
Tammy's paintings have an underlying presence evolved from immersing oneself quietly in the landscape and watching the drama unfold.
From a young age she has had an innate relationship with art and literature, her family having interests and employment in art, photography, music and engineering.
Influenced by an almost painterly impressionist style and inspired by the work of Australian artists Hugh Ramsay, Sidney Long among others such as Austria's Gustav Klimt. Although showing a distinctive and recognisable style her work can offer an eclectic range.
2003 Curtin University Certificate III Information Technology - Website Design
1997 Curtin University Certificate of Art and Design
2008 Nine years - self employed - operator/owner of Hellfire Gallery Esperance
2004 Tutored adult oil painting workshop, Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, WA
2013 'Romantic Champions', Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA
2009 'East of Here', Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA
2007 'Lake Drama', Hellfire Gallery Esperance, WA
2003 'Wallflowers', Hellfire Gallery Esperance, WA
2000 'Big Sky', Hellfire Gallery Esperance, WA
2010 Six Chics Willoughby Park Winery, Denmark, WA
2005 Bacchanalia, IV Gorepani Art, Albany, WA
2005 Easter 9x5, Hellfire Gallery, Esperance, WA
2003 Group Showing, Accent Gallery, Perth, WA
2002 Boundless, Contemporary Art From Country WA, Art Gallery of Western Australia
2002 On the Edge, Esperance, WA
2001 Still Life, Hellfire Gallery, Esperance, WA
2001 Sandplain to Seashore, Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, WA
1999 The Sensualists, Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance, WA
1999 Kimberley Art Award, Kununurra, WA
1998 State Landcare Conference, Esperance, WA
1998 Cannery Arts Centre Invitation Exhibition, Esperance, WA
1997 RTC Touring Exhibition, WA
Esperance Shire Collection, WA
CBH Corporate Collection, Perth, WA
Numerous private collections including Australia, England, California, Switzerland, Canada, Alaska,
The Netherlands and The Isle of Man.
2011 Finalist Mid – West Art Prize Geraldton
2005 Highly Commended – Esperance Biennial Exhibition
2001 Open Prize Winner – Esperance Biennnial Exhibition
1998 Figure Study Prize – Espernce Biennial Exhibition
1997 Curtin University Student Endeavour Award