Art and Solace
"The central focus of my oil paintings is the investigation of individual awareness of the numinous, and how this awareness is developed in one’s life. Referencing the visual vocabularies of patterns found in Persian tile-work, Indian textiles, Japanese screens, and quantum physics the paintings offer an encounter with an atmosphere of interior space imbued with the sacred. This talk will be about the act of making, as well the experience of works of art, as a path or practice that invites the discovery of the extraordinary in the ordinary, providing a source of solace in everyday life."
Tamara English’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad including in exhibitions in London and in Riga, Latvia, as well as at the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Lesher Art Center in the Bay Area, the Eisemann Center in Dallas,Texas, and the Seattle Art Museum. Her paintings have appeared in the television series Portlandia and she was featured in the documentary Art; PDX. Her paintings are represented by Caplan Art Designs in Portland, Seattle Art Museum Northwest Artists Gallery in Seattle, Addington Gallery in Chicago, Turner Barnes Gallery in London, Cooper & Smith Gallery in Essex, Connecticut, and by Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale, New York.