About Tammy Haman:
My process is the driving force behind my inspiration to create nature inspired mixed media pieces. I make expressionist art using fluid materials like encaustics (wax), pastels, and inks that evoke a connection to the world around us. My materials have a tactile feeling through the use of texture encouraging the viewer to reach out and touch my paintings.
Expressionist art conveys emotion and meaning rather than reality. The subjects are often distorted or exaggerated with vivid, bold colors. When I combine my love for the outdoors like hiking, camping, and kayaking, the mostly floral images that I paint come alive layer by layer and bring a whimsical emotion to those who come in contact with my work.
I am in the sandwich generation: caring for my aging parents, babysitting my grandchildren, and sending my last child off to college. You feel pulled in so many directions that as a self-taught artist, immersing myself with my materials, using a torch, scraping, adding more and more this becomes my sanctuary: a place I am happy to share with you!