Tamara works both traditionally and digitally to create her painterly storytelling illustrations. Her work has a strong sense of lighting, naturalistic colors and dynamic compositions. She is strongly inspired by wildlife, children and the environments they reside in. She uses this inspiration to add a layer of realism to her work.
Tamara’s illustration journey began at Dawson College where she earned her associates degree in Illustration and Design. Shortly after, she furthered her studies at Sheridan College, where she attained her Bachelor degree of Illustration. In between and during her studies she has worked for a diverse range of publishing and editorial clients such as Mascot Books, Kayak Children’s magazine and Inhabit Media.