Tammie strives to capture the moments of life in graphite, oil, acrylic and now watercolor. Painting from life whenever possible, she is constantly transposing the scene before her onto her panels. Born in Kansas City and long time resident of the metropolitan area, this active local Missouri artist has won awards for her poignant portraits as well as her landscape work. She has attained numerous awards for her artwork in regional shows, One and Two Person Exhibitions, and juried competitions. Portraits from her masterful graphite series, "Mother and Child" are in private collections world wide.An avid plein air painter, daily painter and blogger, Tammie has been published as a feature artist in the Missouri Art Council's February 2014 article "Snapshots of the Missouri Arts Blogosphere" and has been pictured in Outdoor Painter May 2014 article "Missouri Event Begins Plein Air Season in Earnest". She participates in multiple plein air events, locally and regionally, earning Best of Show at the Sunflower Fest in September, 2014, and Best of Show in May 2012 for "Through the Rose Garden", as well as many other awards throughout her career. She continues to participate in various art workshops in the region. Of all her mediums, graphite and oils remain favorites, working magic in her portraits of children and family life. She is a juried member of Summit Art League, working as the organization's Jury Committee Chair; the Tri-County Art League, serving as President for 10 years; charter member of Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, and membership in the Harrisonville Fine Arts Association as well as various other committees. She teaches a weekly painting class as well as various workshops locally. She has artwork displayed at the GOT Art Gallery in Lee's Summit, MO, the Gallery at the Inn of Defiance in Diefiance, MO, Country Club Bank, Summit Art Gallery at St. Luke's Hospital East as well as many other rotating locations. She additionally participates in many juried art shows throughout the United States.Since 1988, Tammie has lived and painted in the Historic Childhood Home of President Harry S Truman. This home has been in her family for over 70 years and the grounds remain an inspiration for many of her landscapes. She shares her artistic abilities with students of all ages in various workshops and from her home studio in Missouri.