Tamara was born in 1953 in Melbourne into an artistic and musical family.
She studied Fine Arts at RMIT, Melbourne.
After moving to Sydney she continued to study under renowned artist Richard Zaloudek whilst working with him as a cell painter and background artist for Hanna Barbara Studios.
Tamara moved back to Melbourne where she went on to teach classical and jazz piano for 20 years.
For several years after she was a commercial and graphic artist and illustrator.
Since moving to the Mornington Peninsular Tamara has been inspired her to follow her other passion again, painting.
"I find one of the most striking aspects of art is colour and its ability to affect the way that we feel. Bright colours can lift our mood, colour and shape can make us reflective or happy, or even make us see things from a different point of view. Art is my passion and I could not begin to imagine what life would be like without it."
- Acrylic on Canvas
91 x 91 cm