Tamara is an Australian visual artist, living and working from her purpose-built art studio at Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland.
Growing up with a variety of artistic family influences, Armstrong has been exposed to the arts and has been a ‘maker’ for as long as she can remember. She paints to understand her life and cultural heritage as she lives it, blending her innate love for colour and nature with contemporary perspectives of ‘connection’, to create visually bold and uplifting imagery.
Having graduated from QUT in 2003 with a dual degree in Visual Art and Secondary Education, Armstrong has over 12 years experience as an Arts Educator and entered the professional art world as a practising Artist in 2011. Painting is her passion and her style is largely inspired by striking palettes and patterns observed both in the design world as well as from the natural surrounds of her Tamborine Mountain home. Her work largely deals with concepts of ‘Self’, ‘Place’ and ‘Empowerment’.