Monday, June 28, 2010
Gallerina on the Scene: Artisan Style Gallery
(photos courtesy of Brandon Lynch)
Last week yours truly made it Uptown to Artisan Style Gallery to meet Seattle-based Artist Tami Figliola who was in town to promote her new works. That's Tami, above, standing among some of her dynamic pieces. I was pleased as punch to learn she was as warm, colorful and captivating as her paintings. Amidst the sangria and the sea of people, the walls of Artisan Style's downstairs gallery came alive with Tami's textured works, rich both in color and depth. Kudos to Brandon Lunch and Steve Iha, Co-Owners of the Gallery for creating this happy hour event in a very happy environment.
I had a really nice chat with my friend Erin and Tami about what inspires us and keeps us motivated. As a creative person myself, I love hearing what makes other artistic people tick.
Tami's painting, "Urban Deer Head", below, really stands out as a favorite of mine. I keep picturing this in my husband's office. Tami, a native of Grapevine, TX, noted that living in Seattle has definitely influenced her style of painting and her subject matter, but she creates some works expressly for Texas and her Texas clientele....can you guess which category this one falls into? :)
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