Born and raised in the capital city of Michigan, I am a local artist with an old soul! I have experienced many things in life, to say the least and have studied many things throughout my lifetime and continue to do so! Drawing has always been my way to escape and express my emotions growing up and I was always told, I should do something with it by many people. Listening to my successful grandmother, who has recently passed away in 2017 (God Rest her soul) I pursued my degree in molecular biotechnology but I still studied art in school. I was simply "too smart for art" that was until 2015 when I started painting and upon the death of my beloved father who passed away in 2016 I found strength and inspiration in art (I have a very VERY small family, limited now to my mother, brothers, sisters and my son. I have no aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents). I am a single, full time mother of an amazing little boy who is my heart and strength when I sometimes feel like life is too much, he reminds me of how strong I am. In 2016 my grandmother saw the beautiful things I could create and was in awe and supported my artistic talents all the way until her passing. She also told me I had the biggest heart of anyone she knew, but I told her I learned it from her. I left my job at the bank to become a full time caregiver of her after she became terminally ill, and got my mastership n reiki healing as well during this time. I swore to her that I would help uplift society and be my own leader and boss. Being that she was in the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame for her contribution to women's rights, I have little choice but to follow in her footsteps to not only empower women, but for this generation, the entire people. :) I hope that my art awakens the people that for centuries have been asleep and spread love and understanding! Help me, help you. ;) I love yall, one love! Tamara aka Tea
Tamara's ArtPrize Entries
These are Tamara's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Tamara's Past Work
These are images of past work that Tamara has done.