Tamara D. Wright
Although I was born in Arizona, my formative years were spent in rural Cape Gorardeau, MO. a small town on the Mississippi River. I had dreamed of becoming an artist for as long as I could remember. So naturally I went on to pursue my dreams by majoring in Fine Arts at Southeast Missouri State University, however after 3 years of college my plan was disrupted by marriage. I left my quaint little town and went to the big city.
I lived between Dallas and Chicago for the next years. Believing that there was no “future” in art, I went into sales. I worked in National Accounts selling Pepsi-Cola to Wal-Mart stores until 1992. I returned to Arizona a single woman and began working as an art consultant for a prominent atelier. As a consultant, I was exposed to every medium and style of painting. One of the most intriguing facets of working with an atelier is the energy pf being among painters creating. The energy awakened my dreams to be a painter. However, I played it safe until I met the love of my life that also happens to be an accomplished artist. Within a loving and inspirational environment a catharsis occurred after almost fifteen years, I began to paint again. As Patanjali said “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to become.” Life is peaceful at last and I am grateful that I have a chance every day to express myself in an infinite number of ways by simply touching brush to canvas. Painting allows me brief transcendental moments that leave me striving for more.
Currently I enjoy painting in acrylics, oils, or mixed media collage, whatever medium helps me to achieve the results that I am reaching for. My work is sold throughout the United States and is used in corporate and residential applications. It is my hope that the work inspires you, or in some small way, makes a positive connection with you.