Tammy Kaufman

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Artist Statement
“Light-filled moments in time are reflected in my intimate paintings, where nature speaks with a whisper instead of a shout. These works invite the viewer to observe more closely the tiniest details found in even the most expansive vistas, and celebrate the beauty and joy of a wild and tranquil natural world where time seems to stand still, a world sans the destructive forces of man. My painting surfaces are selected thoughtfully for their various textures, and pastels are my instinctive medium of choice due to the intimate connection of the artist’s hand directly to the painting surface, using luminous pigments created from the earth itself. It is a privilege to share my love and respect for Mother Nature through my paintings.”


Born in southern Texas, Tammy Kaufman grew up in the Piedmont of North Carolina after traveling the United States and Europe with her family as a youngster. A former 24-hour endurance mountain bike racer, she resides in Wake Forest with her husband, Steve, and their adopted pets, Frylie and Venus. Now retired from competitive cycling, she continues to cherish the wonders of nature through her artworks, and donates the profits from all painting sales to animal and environmental charities. She is a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina, Southeastern Pastel Society, Oil Pastel Society, Fine Arts League of Cary, Artspace NC, Wake Forest Guild of Artists, Fellowship of Plein Air Painters and North Carolina Plein Air Painters, and is a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her paintings have been juried into multiple shows across North Carolina and hang in private collections throughout the United States.

Email: tammy@tammykaufman.com

Website: http://www.tammykaufman.com