Tamara Rymer has only to turn to her own family’s history to find a deep well of inspiration. Her mind and her art have been fueled by stories of cowboys and traders, travelers and outlaws, who crisscrossed the ranch owned by her great-grandparents. The stories continue as she zeros in on her Cherokee and Cheraw tribal heritage that has brought a continuing dedication to her style of art.
As a young girl, her father supplied her with paper, pencils, and paint, starting her on a self-taught journey toward becoming an artist committed to capturing Americana. Tamara paints the West, the animals, people, and landscapes in her environment and travels. Working in oil and watercolor, her works are in private and public collections. Tamara’s membership affiliations include the New Mexico Watercolor Society, where she is a Signature member; the Oil Painters of America; and the American Quarter Horse Association.