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Artist Tabby Ivy


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"I have come to welcome the calm that comes to my life when I am in the midst of creative expression. Oil painting has become my vehicle to convey a mood, scene or thought that breaks through the everyday to touch my soul. The end result is often a surprise, but, if successful, depicts a truth from within."   Tabby Ivy
 
 

 
 
 
Tabby Ivy grew up a Southern California girl. Her education led her to a profession in healthcare where she was involved in the early years of Echocardiography, working as product and marketing manager for a diagnostic ultrasound company in Seattle, WA. In 1991 she moved to Montana's Bitterroot Valley.Her journey to creative expression started gradually, and later in life. An avid black and white photographer, she completed the Rocky Mountain School of Photography's Summer Intensive Program in Missoula, after moving to Montana. The tonal aspects of black and white photography still influence her work, informing her tonalist style of painting.The need to expand her artistic vision led her first to watercolor and then to oils after studying the work of classical and contemporary artists. She has been painting in oils for over fifteen years. A self-described autodidact as an artist, her ongoing creative curiosity and refinement of a tonalist style has brought her work recognition and collectors  from across the country. She has been a multi-year participant in the Hockaday Museum of Art's Plein Air Paint Out, and was a curator of the Museum's groundbreaking 2015 exhibition, "A Timeless Legacy, Women Artists of Glacier National Park". She won the Gamblin Award of Excellence for her painting, "The Golden Hour" at Dana Gallery's Icons of the West show in Missoula, and has been a featured artist in exhibitions throughout Montana and the US.
 
She describes her work as “contemporary expressions of Nature’s beauty”. Her paintings [...]

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