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



Agora Gallery

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

Challenge Winner

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.

@TamiHughes @TamiHughes