About the Artist
It wasn’t until 2016 that I decided to picked up my paint brush and do something about it. Waiting until I retired was not giving me a fair chance to see if I can make it as an Artist.
I have to say, starting back has been a challenge. Each new piece of art has allowed me to get one step closer in reaching my goal.
• First goal: is to reach 100 paintings/drawings by the end of this year.
• Second goal: every three months, have a booklet of my work printed to record my journey.
• Third goal: is to become a full time artist by the end of 2017.
Stay Tune & Keep Movin' Forward!
Selected Group Exhibition
www.agora-gallery.com/ ~ April 25th competition
6th Annual “Botanicals” Art Exhibition
The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2016.
Facing East - Special Merit Category
Lily Pads & Friends - Special Recognition Category
“Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 764 entries which were submitted from around the world. “
John R. Math
Photos For Artist
Painting Challenge #16 ~ July 31st ~ Water
Certificate of Excellence - Commended
Painting Challenge #17 ~ August 31st ~ A Sip of Elegance
Painting Challenge #18 ~ September 30th
Judge for Sept. Challenge #18
Colored Pencil Magazine
coloredpencilmag.com ~ August 10th ~ Tomatoes
2007 - present - Teach at high schools on how to layout/design newspapers and get it ready to go to press.
2014 - Taught at a Sip & Paint class until the company closed, due to lack of customers.
2017 - present - Art Instructor at The Creative Studio Snellville.
Hi ~ My name is Tami Hughes.... To better understand how I became an artist lets start almost from the beginning...
I have been drawing most of my life, from what I was told it started at the age of 4. I won my first competition, where I was awarded a Silver Dollar at the age of 10, drawing Rumpelstiltskin, believe I still have that somewhere. Thru out my years, art has always been there and to be honest I was getting burned out. After high school, I took a year off and travel Europe, where I decided to attend Cooper School of Art, in Cleveland, Oh. It seem like the right thing to do. Right out of college I landed a career in the printing field, where I was able to take what I learned in college and have true hands-on in separations, layout, printing, etc. I was introduced to computers when I started working for McMillian Publishing Co out of NY. What I learned thru the printing field, I was able to really understand the process of how to put things together thru this new technology, which gave me an advantage I felt over others. Here is where I became a Computer Graphic Designer/Artist. I also have had the honor by working for Marley Heating Co., out of NY, to Walt Disney and the NFL in Indiana on their clothing line. (Jerseys, T-shirts, Jackets, etc)
My journey has been interesting, but something was missing. After going back to college to search out a different career in Animation at the Academy of Art University in San Fran., I realize I wanted to go back to my first love.