My name is Tammy, I'm 41 years old. My passion for art started when I took my first art class in the 9th grade. I got hooked, and have loved it ever since. My favorite mediums are oil and acrylic painting. I love painting seascapes and wildlife, but my main interest was pet portraits. I love photography and capturing art with my camera, I grew up on the Oregon Coast, we moved to Central Oregon in 2009 and I love the mountains and rivers and have loved taking pictures everywhere I go, my camera goes wherever I go. I do miss the ocean, but whenever I go visit my family there, I try not to miss the chance to go see the ocean. We recently just moved to Prairie City, Oregon and I can't wait to create art here with my camera. I am always looking for a unique or 'neat' shot. In the past few years I have turned more to photography and have gotten a lot of inspiration with my camera. I love cars and everything about them, so I have started doing a lot of car art with my camera. Hope you enjoy what I love!! My inspiration is my world around me... my kids, husband, family, mountains, trees, insects, animals, even a simple pine cone. I can walk out my front door and be inspired by a butterfly on a tree limb. My passion for art drives me to create and explore more art. When I look at something I see more than what it is, I vision it in a frame inspiring another. To me everything can be art if made to be. When it comes to painting, I believe that you create whatever you vision in your mind, whether it be out of the ordinary or what it is suppose to be, that is the art of painting, there are no rules, just my creative mind working. With photography, I capture what I see and love so I can remember it forever and share the art I envisioned with others. My Dream is to own my own gallery that will be for beginners, amateurs, hobbyists, artists and photographers who are just starting out, or just do it in addition to working a full time job, with hopes and dreams to do their art full time, like me. I also want to have a place for children to showcase their talents of art and photography, they are our future and I want to be the one to give them that place to start and get noticed for their gifts or just for what they love to do. I have found that there isn't many resources out there for us that are not professionals. I want to change that and give a place to those who want to show there work whether it is amateur or not, if it is art to them then it should be shown for all to see. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!!!!