Tamera Abate Studio

Winthrop, WA

"Abstract encaustic artist"
In her paintings Tamera seeks to share her reverence of the natural world with the viewer. Her paintings are not always of a specific place or thing but rather an attempt to record a tangible collection of her experiences as an explorer and student of her surroundings. Having been raised under a vast open sky and ever-changing tapestry of wheat fields in Washington State she is interested in the dynamic of how a horizon line separates yet pairs color fields. Tamera's journeys abroad and fascination with the fluidity of the sea are also evident in her current body of work.

Using the ancient technique of encaustic, a Greek word that means “to burn in” she creates abstract images with sometimes as many as 40 layers of fluid beeswax, tree sap and pigment. With the use of heat from a propane torch she allows shapes to arise organically within specific fields of color. As the wax and pigments merge to form a single entity there is a visible push and pull of energy, allowing the life-force to enter the painting.

Tamera concentrates her art in the area of encaustic but also has a background in mixed media, oils and clay. She is represented by several galleries, exhibits her work in group and solo shows and also sells her work online. Her art is held in private collections both national and international. Her work has also been published in books and magazines.

Tamera works full-time in her home studio in the mountains of north central WA where she continues her artistic exploration by finding inspiration in the natural world.
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