Tamara attended Glendale Community College in Arizona where she learned drawing, composition and painting before transferring to Arizona State University where she earned a BFA Degree in 1986. She later continued her studies in NYC at the Art Students League and Natl Academy Of Art & Design, where she studied under some of Americas top Portrait & Landscape Painters. In addition to painting, Tamara has worked as an Art Consultant and Gallery Owner/Director in Scottsdale, Arizona. Today she resides in Port Richey, Florida where she specializes in creating exterior and interior colorful and realistic "Trompe l'oeil" Tropical Landscapes and Marine Life Wall Murals. She is also the Technical Mural Advisor for the New Port Richey Design Committee. Since 1997, she has completed 83 murals that are in corporate and private collections nationwide. Since 1986, she has created numerous canvas paintings and pencil drawings that are in collectors homes and offices world-wide.