BIO

Tamara is a Maine artist who grew up in a rural town outside of Bangor. She studied Studio Art and Painting at the University of Maine in Orono, and through the Maine College of Art. Tamara has spent her entire life steeped in Maine’s natural abundance and beauty. Primarily as a plein air artist, she hopes to recreate a connection of energy and place with the viewer. Tamara lives and works in Portland, Maine.

EDUCATION

2007-2010  Maine College of Art Continuing Studies, Portland, ME

2002-2006  B.A. magna cum laude, New Media & Studio Art, University of Maine, Orono, ME

1998-2000  Maine College of Art Youth Classes, Hampden/Bangor, ME

PUBLIC ART

2021 “Resurgam Seagulls,” Digital Illustration on Barricade Jackets, Creative Portland & City of Portland Maine, Portland, ME

2020   “Stop the Spread,” Digital Illustrations on Banners, Creative Portland & City of Portland Public Health Campaign, Portland, ME

2019   “Squirrel Dance: The Chit Chit Cha Cha,” Acrylic on Metal Utility Box,
Western Promenade Trail, City of Portland, Portland, ME

2019   “Sightseer’s Guide to Casco Bay,” Acrylic on Wood, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland, ME

2018   “Season’s Eatings,” Acrylic on Glass, Sister’s Gourmet Deli, Portland, ME

EXHIBITIONS

2022   River Bend Farm Plein Air Days & Harvest Celebration, Ecology School, Saco, ME (group show)

2022   Perkins Cove Plein Air Painting Event, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME (group show)

2022   Art in the Park, South Portland, ME

2022   Friends of Mount Agamenticus Paint Out: Plein Air Painting Event, York Art Association, York, ME (group show)

2022   Paint Wiscasset & Plein Air Show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME (group show)

2021   Friends of Mount Agamenticus Paint Out: Plein Air Painting Event, York Art Association, York, ME (group show)

2021   Art in the Park, South Portland, ME

2019   Tamara Jones: Maine Plein Air Paintings, Maine Street Design Company, Portland ME (solo show)

2019   Paint Westbrook: Plein Air Painting Event, Continuum for Creativity, Westbrook, ME (group show)

2019  Captivating Fearless Vibration, 443 Gallery: Portland Chamber of Commerce, Portland, ME (curated group show)

2019   Art in the Park, South Portland, ME

2018   Art @ the Chamber: Sept-March, Portland Chamber of Commerce, Portland, ME (curated group show)

2018   The Nature of Craft, Maine Audubon Art Show, Falmouth, ME (juried group show)

2018   Art in the Park, South Portland, ME

2014   6th Annual Yarmouth Art Festival, Portland, ME (juried group show)

2014   “Side by Side,” Black Cat Coffee, Portland, ME (two person show)

2006   Student Art Show, Carnegie Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME (juried group show)