About the Artist:
Tammy Wampler (also known as Tammy Mae Moon) is a Lexington, Kentucky based self-taught artist. Tammy was born in 1975 and grew up in the magical, enchanted forests of the Ozark Mountains in the United States. Her first artistic influences were the Pre-Raphaelites and the Golden Age illustrators. Their portrayals of myth and fairy tales entranced her as did their ability to paint her inner world. Tammy is a figurative painter working in oils, acrylics and soft pastel. Her work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, and has been seen in numerous exhibitions worldwide. The art Tammy creates borders somewhere between Pop Surrealism and Fantasy with a strong sense of emotion in the eyes of her subjects. She explores themes of feminine strength and vulnerability and weaves this with shamanism, occult symbolism, and myth to portray various archetypes of women. "I believe shamanism is a powerful way to inner change. It is a way of connecting with the outer natural world and bringing it into our own inner psychological world. This is what I hope to do with my art. My loftiest goal with my work is to bring in a bit of ancient magic and help with an inner transformation within each viewer."