Raised by parents in the hotel industry, Tammara Leminen lived in the Bahamas until she was 12 and then spent her adolescence in Switzerland. After high school, she attended the Baseler Kunstgewerbe Schul, a well-respected art school in the Swiss city of Basel, in the late Seventies. More recently here in America, she studied Fine Art at Berkshire Community College and The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). For most of her life, she has focused on detailed representational acrylic paintings and graphite illustrations, but in 2008 she became a graphic designer and soon began to channel her new interest in computer-generated illustration into her art. The collages she produced over the following years were distinctly different from her earlier work, as they began to lean into surreal qualities and more whimsical subject matters. They also became increasing three-dimensional, a trend that is continuing to evolve in her newest creations. She is also currently working on a loosely-autobiographical four-part graphic novel series called Growing Up Wilde.
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