Tam Stewart is a contemporary artist based on Queensland’s Fraser Coast. Tam enjoys working in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, inks, soft pastels and mixed media and explores diverse styles, from realistic to abstract, to produce a range of unique works and emotional responses. She is well known for her works inspired by nature and draws stimulus from her own garden and bushland surroundings where finches, wrens and quails regularly join her for breakfast.
While Tam’s signature large animal works are often minimal, with a haunting stillness that demands quiet contemplation, her birds are often depicted in highly detailed and delightful surroundings that draw the viewer into the busy world of her subjects and the complex environments in which they live. Regardless of style or subject matter, Tam has a talent for bringing her animal subjects to life, allowing the soul of each creature to shine out through skillful expression in their eyes.
A life-long gardener, Tam surrounds herself with flowers, extending her love of florals into her large painted blooms and floral compositions. As an avid photographer, Tam finds abundant subject matter on hand in her own garden and describes her large floral works as ‘big, bold, joyful and dynamic’.
Tam also enjoys exploring emotion through intuitive abstracts, where her skills as an artist, photographer and garden designer are equally combined. Her large dynamic works are an extension of her love of colour, texture and movement, bringing emotion to life in bold contemporary works.
Tam Stewart is a member of the Childers Visual Arts Group. She regularly contributes her work in combined exhibitions, both locally and across the state. Tam has been voted people’s choice on several occasions and held her first solo exhibition in 2015 at the Childers Regional Art Gallery. Tam has also exhibited works at Toowoomba Grammar School Art Exhibition, Downlands Art Show, as well as art exhibitions in Maryborough, Bundaberg, Wondai, Hervey Bay, Gin Gin and Mt Perry.