Tamara Major, graphic artist of Medford, MA is my ARTIST OF THE MONTH. With each AOTM, the artist donates something they made for a raffle. This month we’re giving away a set of Tamara’s cards of local scenes.
There is no purchase necessary – just stop in BLUE CLOUD GALLERY and fill out the raffle slip, put it in the box.
Tamara’s cards & prints of local Somerville scenes are pen & ink depictions of popular locales that also speak to her personally. She uses bright colors & creates them quickly, trying to capture the dynamic personalities of different parts of the city. Most recently she has been focusing on acrylic paints & watercolors. The brushes & paints take her to a more spiritual place. Tamara tries to capture the reflective, quiet experience of observing nature which always provided a sanctuary. The sights & sounds of nature she feels as mysterious, magical, healing, poetry. Growing up in the Midwest, her family spent summers in Florida, gleefully finding shells & ocean life in & on the beaches … the skies with their dramatic sunsets, the streets lined with brilliant flowers & trees… all influenced by what she finds fascinating & still finds inspirational today. Now that she lives in New England, she finds similar themes to paint. Walden Pond & Great Meadows have been some recent subjects.