Tammy Kushnir has been an artist her whole life. She finds her passion in her creations . She originally studied art history at Temple University with the intention of working in an auction house. Instead she decided to stay home with her children and raise them shortly after getting married. While staying home with them, she discovered a love of mixed media art. Having only drawn her whole life, working with various objects to create keepsake boxes and book art was an amazing challenge and helped get her into many publications and write two crafts books. As her boys got older, she began going back to drawing and introducing painting to her palette as she created digital art. She began working with various licensing companies and started creating for Oopsy Daisy and ElephantStock.

In 2017, she got serious about painting after visiting Alaska. Painting mainly animals, she has now expanded that to abstract landscapes vacillating from dark to light. Working mainly in acrylics, she also enjoys going back to the roots of mixed media, incorporating, ink, colored pencils, modeling paste, and other textures into some of her creations.

Her artwork has won awards and has been seen in various brick- and -mortar and online gallery shows. She is currently represented by City Art Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina and Stravitz Sculpture & Fine Art Gallery in Virginia Beach, VA. She resides in Chalfont, PA with her husband and two teen sons.

Artist Statement

We all walk the path of light and dark. My creations vacillate between creating feelings of peace and calm to emotions of feeling something darker within ourselves. I want those who participate in the viewing of my art to acknowledge and accept both sides of our duel personalities in this life. Whether we need healing or a chance to escape into beautiful landscapes, I hope my work can help get the viewer there.