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Tamara Laporte (also known as willowing) is a mixed media artist, illustrator and art teacher who loves making a mess and has an unhealthy obsession with brayering paint. Her work can be described as “mixed media folk art”. It ranges from whimsical children’s illustrations to a more stylised fantasy art. Love, mystery, innocence, hope, spirituality, kindness and self-connection inspires her art work. Her paintings often contain healing themes, uplifting messages and inspirational poetry.
She believes that the act of creating art can be a catalyst for healing and personal growth – often, her art classes contain an element of self development as well as learning art techniques. She is deeply passionate about helping people get in touch with their creative fire and would love to help YOU too to get in touch with the artist in you!
She is also a prolific art journaller and more recently, she’s started dabbling in the world of digital creations and has come to enjoy making paintings in Photoshop with a wacom tablet as well. Her work and articles have been published in several magazines and books.
She is based in Brighton in the UK with her lovely husband Andy and her 2 magical children Dylan & Elliot. She’s been teaching online art workshops since 2008 and her ning network has at present almost 13000 members and grows with about 150 mixed media enthusiasts a month!.
Art Community: www.willowing.ning.com