Tammy Woolgar, ASA
Tammy Woolgar spends her days dancing in paint and loves travelling the world in search of artistic inspiration. Essentially self-taught, she started painting seriously after her first trip to Europe in 1990. She is inspired by colour and light, movement and textures, natural forms contrasting against man-made objects and the interplay between them. Her paintings emerge from places she has experienced. Whether it’s majestic trees rising from the earth to embrace the sun, clay flowerpots brimming with red geraniums, Muskoka chairs in a colourful garden, rusty trucks standing in a row in a farmers field, or sunflowers basking against an Alberta summer sky, Tammy sees that the objects are alive and each have their own character. Colours burst on the canvas in thick, textured brushstrokes and an impression is captured; her vision expressed.