Tammy Shane

Tammy Shane - Happiness is in the field



Tammy Shane interprets these traditional scenes of realism with subtle touches of whimsical interpretation.


Date and place of birth
Born in 1978, Tammy Shane grew up on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario. "I've always been a country girl" says Tammy, who credits her rural upbringing as the main influence for her work - and not just as a subject matter. "It taught me to slow down, pay attention, listen, take in my environment and record every detail on paper." >>

Background and career
A Fine Arts Graduate of Brock University, artist Tammy Shane finished the final year of her Bachelor degree at Queen's University. Following graduation, Tammy completed a post-graduate course in Advanced Illustration at Sheridan College where she further explored a variety of different mediums, finally specializing in acrylic on canvas.

Her work and her art
Since childhood, Tammy Shane was captivated by the natural world and it played an essential role in her future years. In 2007, she started to exhibit and sell her work, with many of her paintings showing the dynamic and imagery of everyday rural life. "Over the past few years, I have moved more into realism within my immediate subject matter, accompanied by a more contemporary background. It's a way to get closer to my subject. For me, it always comes back to the skyscapes, cloudscapes and landscapes".

With a strong background in illustration, each piece has its own personality. Breathtaking landscapes with turbulent skies to local wildlife, she successfully interprets these traditional scenes of realism with subtle touches of whimsical interpretation. "By working in the nuances I have an opportunity to re-visit a subject, time or place, and re-live an experience. I am captivated by the natural world and use it as a starting point for many of my pieces. Even now living in suburbia I find myself moving toward and observing rural areas. I appreciate that everyday rural imagery can be dynamic and full of life."

Whether the inspiration comes from a snapshot found in her travels or a birds nest in her own backyard, these visuals are translated onto canvas. "Colour and composition play an essential role in my work; much time is spent experimenting with the intensity and luminosity of the background while paying special attention to how the subject is composed on the canvas. I am always learning, developing, and expanding my knowledge with each piece I create" says Shane.

At La Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
Since July 2017.

Partial Archives
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Tammy Shane - Early Bird II

Tammy Shane - Early Bird II
12" x 12" x 2", 2018
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Tammy Shane - Still Waters

Tammy Shane - Still Waters
36" x 36" x 2", 2018
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Tammy Shane - Quiet Places

Tammy Shane - Quiet Places
36" x 48" x 2", 2018
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Tammy Shane - Evening Hush

Tammy Shane - Evening Hush
30" x 40" x 2", 2018
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Tammy Shane - Follow Me

Tammy Shane - Follow Me
30" x 36" x 2", 2017
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Tammy Shane - Here Comes the Sun

Tammy Shane - Here Comes the Sun
20" x 16" x 2", 2019
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Tammy Shane - October Reflections

Tammy Shane - October Reflections
36" x 36" x 2", 2018
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Tammy Shane - Arthur

Tammy Shane - Arthur
25" x 25" x 2", 2017
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Tammy Shane - Winter White

Tammy Shane - Winter White
36" x 48" x 2", 2019
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Tammy Shane - Hazel

Tammy Shane - Hazel
26" x 19" x 2", 2019
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