Artist Tamara Smith

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Tamara Smith was born and raised in Southern California.  Formative years were spent watercolor painting portraits, still lifes, and local plein aire scenes alongside her grandmother,  a Laguna Beach watercolor artist. 
In 1985, Tamara received a BFA from Parson's School of Design and worked as a fashion designer until she began a fine art career in 1993.  Tamara painted with French Dyes on Silk for two decades. Smith found the French Dyes on Silk painting process rewarding and challenging because the applied wax and brush strokes are permanent. Over time, she found herself drawn to classical drawing and painting in the realist tradition and spent three summers at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. She attended The Florence Academy of Art full time program in Sweden and graduated from the US branch in 2018. She had the privilege of attending a fourth year at the academy and is grateful for the experience and relationships gained during that time.
Tamara is an active member of the California Art Club.
Portrait commissions are welcomed.  

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