Growing up in the Northwest, Tamarah spent many of her early days in the lush forests of her home state. Her family took many camping trips where her Mother would often sketch the landscape. This exposed the artist to a quiet world of beauty that continues to inspire her today. As a teenager, she moved to NYC and began taking art classes and visiting museums where her passion for painting was nurtured.
Mostly self-taught, she has had the fortune of attending art classes at the Ridgewood Art Institute which has been in existence since 1935. These classes have included pastel, water color, oil and figure drawing lessons with the preeminent Edwid Brousard. She has honed her skills for several years with master painter Joseph Terrone and his group of plein air painters. As well as classically trained in the French Ateliers style under the tutelage of Randall Graham.
Some of her works can be seen at the Fig Tree Art Gallery located in the beautiful rain forest of Antigua.
“There is no virtue in telling the viewer more than he or she needs to know”
~ Richard Schmid