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Jessica Tamlin, Gouache and Oil Paint

Preferred Media: Gouache and Oil Paint


I'm always searching. My paintings are inspired by my surroundings, whether that be something I pass by everyday or something that is sought out in small adventures. I have an appreciation and connection of everyday beauty that we sometimes pass by without a thought. Using a limited palette I paint with small deliberate mark making and often find myself getting lost in the subject matter.

I grew up above a shop. A daughter bred from music and sculpture, I’ve curved my way through life loving and living art. After receiving my honours in Fine Arts at The University of Guelph I went on to study Digital Media Arts at Seneca College. The years following school, I worked as a Digital Media Artist and an Assistant Manager of Harbinger Art Gallery.

Finding the love of my life Jon, back where I grew up above the shop, I returned home to manage one of my parent's stores. Not long after, came marriage and our two beautiful children Ben and Marin. Since becoming a mom I have run my own business as a freelance Graphic Designer and started a business called "Other Half Studio" where I made wooden travel maps and graphic ski maps among other items.

Together we have built a life in the most beautiful rural village in Ontario, Creemore, Canada. It’s here that we have been inspired to live a simple life and spend time travelling the world bit by bit.

In my early art school days, drawing, printmaking and sculpture was my main focus of study with a little bit of painting. A few years ago I started taking portrait painting classes in Creemore from Sara Sniderhan and have developed a new passion for painting. My printmaking and graphic design experience have lent themselves well to this medium. I can't seem to put my paint brushes down!

So here I am, the artistic, entrepreneurial blood flowing through my veins, as I attempt to start a venture with some canvas and some paint.

I was very honoured to have received the Murray J. Clerkson award 2019 for an Emerging Artist from the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts.

Picture Gallery

  • Snowy Creeks
  • Sunsets Are Proof
  • Head of a Lion
  • Summer Dreams