Tammy Cox - Q2 Art Competition
Born in Germany of military parents, Tammy's travels gave her a wide variety of beautiful landscapes that inspire her paintings today. She married and settled in Kentucky in 1976 and raised three children with her husband Tom. Greatly envolved in horse showing and rodeo, she, and her entire family put in a lot of miles traveling across the country following the competition and exploring the wonderful places it took them. Discovering the western vistas of northwest Wyoming on horseback became one of her favorite destinations and gave her the opportunity to photograph the landscapes and a lot of the wildlife abundant in the Wind River Valley near Jackson Hole. After raising her family and experiencing "empty nest", she began spending winters in Fort Myers, Florida and pursued her art through Bonita Springs Center for the Arts. It was during this time that she discovered the medium of pastel and was inspired by Cheri Dunnigan, a wonderful pastel artist and teacher, which sparked her desire to create her favorite coastal landscapes with the intense explosion of color that the soft sticks of pigment provide. She has studied oil, acrylic and watercolor, but settled on creating her paintings with the wide variety of color possibilities that soft pastel makes possible. Tammy has studied and worked at her craft through classes and workshops with several internationally accredited artists including Sally Strand, Barbara Jaenicke, Doug Dawson and the wonderful western artist Gary Huber. "Often overlooked when your destination is on your mind, is the field across, or the bend before, or the bottom "to the right" of your turn. Beauty can be missed when it doesn't lay in the line of our sight on the road to somewhere else. I'm constantly scanning for that hidden jewel that might bring the ordinary to life in my paintings." W Member of: Bonita Springs Center for the Arts American Women Artists Southeastern Pastel Society Southwest Florida Pastel Society Wyoming Artists Association Wind River Valley Artists Guild Juried Shows: Naples Art Association Von Liebig Art Center Naples, Florida Bonita Springs Center for the Arts Membership shows 2016 Northern Trust Bank Holiday Card Winner Wyoming Artist Association Annual Convention 2nd Place Pastel WRVAG National Miniature Show 1st Place, Most Popular, Honorable Mention. Works available at DeJa Vu Locust Grove, GA