Tamara is an artist with extensive life experiences. She was born in Georgia, went to a medical school in Moscow, had a PhD in medicine and worked as a lecturer at the medical school, teaching Anatomy.
In 1991she and her family relocated to the UK. She worked in shops as a sale assistant, as a technician at the university and finally as a science teacher at school.
Tamara does not have a degree in art and only started painting five years ago after a tragic event, the death of her husband. She has though attended a numerous courses at the Art Academy in London and at Exeter Phoenix in Exeter, learning how to use different media, perspective and portraiture and continues occasionally to go to different classes, including abstract expressionist artist Patrick Jones classes. She is a member of Abstract Art Group in Exeter, Devon Artists Network and Exeter Cultural Partnership.
*May 2017 Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter abstract cocktails menu commission. I was invited to create an abstract impression of the cocktail without knowing what it was. The result was a menu where customers select cocktails from the menu based on the artistic impression rather than what it is made from. This activity was a part of Art Week Exeter.
*May 2017 Open Studio, Exeter
*April 2017 Special Merit Category Award. This has been awarded by Light Space & Time online gallery for my painting "Dragon trees at La Roca, Torremolinos" in online competition "Landscapes".
*February 2017 Special Merit Category Award.This has been awarded by Light Space & Time online gallery for my painting "Dawn in the city" in online competition "Cityscapes".
January 2017 Special Merit Category Award. This has been awarded by Light Space & Time online gallery for my painting "Autumn tree" in online competition "All Women".
July 2016 Wild Card, Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year
May 2016 Open Studio as part of the Exeter Art Week event.
2016 Special Merit Category Award. This has been awarded by Light Space & Time online gallery for my painting "Stowe" in September's online competition "Seasons".
December 2017 Abstraction at PS45. Exeter, Devon UK
September 2017 Short listed for Mussini Oil Painting Competition at Jackson's Art Supplies
July 2017 "Emergence" exhibition, Devon Artists Network. The Clay Factory, Ivybridge, Devon, UK
May 2017 Exeter Awesome Art Fair, a group exhibition
*May 2017 Abstract Art Group exhibition at Exeter Community Centre.
2016 Seasonal Exhibition, Flavel Art Centre, Dartmouth, UK
2016 Abstract Art Group Exhibition, Real Food Café, Exeter
2016 "Contemporary colours" exhibition, 508 King Road Gallery, Chelsea, London
2016 Solo exhibition, Four Communications, London
2016 Parallax Art Fair, London
2016 Abstract Art Group Exhibition, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK
2014 Abstract Art Group Exhibition, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK
2011 Ruth Borchard Self-portrait competition at Kings Place , London