Art to Wear Jewelry, Oil and Acrylic Paintings, Collage, Printmaking, Sculpture and Mixed Media.
Weaving threads of influence from enlightened cultures, this internationally known west coast artist forms a tapestry of imagery that uplifts, empowers, and embraces the individual. Tamara’s work embodies her love of natural beauty and a lifetime study of classical East-West symbolic traditions that reflect the beautiful diversity of world cultures, meditative paths and religious traditions.
A sculptor and painter trained at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she received her B.A. in Studio Arts, Fine and Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Tamara also earned a Master’s Degree in Culture and Spirituality, at Holy Names University, Oakland, California.
Her two dimensional paintings, acrylics and mixed media on canvas, often weave symbolic themes in their visual content stimulating for viewers archetypal resonance alluded to, for example, by Joseph Campbell or Carl Jung. She custom fabricates many of her design components in anodized copper, titanium, precious and plated metals to enhance her mixed-media crystal and gem accessory collections.
Tamara created the “Anniversary” crystal necklace for the Whitt-Thomas production of TV show “Beauty and the Beast“, character jewelry for “Star Trek – The Next Generation“, and custom commissions for celebrities and commercials. Tamara’s book, “Quantum Art – Bridge to the Miraculous” is pending publication
“Quantum Art – Bridge to the Miraculous” – Pending Publication 2019
“I Never Left You” – Pending Publication 2019
Cover and Feature Layout – “Accent” Jewelry Magazine
Beads Eye View, article in “Accessories” Magazine
The Crystal Phenomenon, article and interview in “Accessories” Magazine
Interview – Dimensions Daily News, Camarillo, California
Interview - The Press-Courier, Camarillo, California “Jewelry Pro Teaches”
Selected Exhibitions, Commissions and Notable Collections:
LaMorinda Arts Alliance – October 2015
4th Street Fine Art – Solstice - 2015
Holy Names University, Oakland, California
Priscilla Presley, Actress – Custom Jewelry
Julie Christie, Actress – Custom Jewelry
Linda Hamilton, Actress – Custom Jewelry
Jacqueline Stallone – Custom Jewelry
Isis Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida
The Architecture Group – Beverly Hills – Titanium Sculpture
Private Collections, Beverly Hills, California
Private Collections, Worldwide
“Artist in Residence” for Artists in the Classroom – County of Ventura, Juried
City of Ventura, – Children’s Celebration of the Arts, Ventura, CA - Juried
Art for Life – AIDS CARE Ventura and Art Illusions Gallery, Ventura, California, Juried
Taught “Creative Expression” at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
Dennis Weaver’s “Love is Feeding Everyone” (LIFE), Los Angeles, California
Whitt Thomas Productions, Custom Jewelry Props –“Beauty and the Beast” TV Show
Paramount Pictures, Custom Jewelry Prop – “Star Trek, the Next Generation” TV Show
"I hope my designs enrich people to express their own mystical connection to creation; and bring this radiance into their everyday lives".