Tammy Callens2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Tammy Callens was naturally drawn to art at an early age. As the youngest child in a family of five siblings that included two sets of twins, Callens grew up in a creative and talented environment that encouraged drawing and painting. Her mother, who was an art teacher, was the major factor in planting these seeds when she urged Callens and her twin brother to sketch their own images over and over while sitting in front of a mirror.
What artist inspires you? Why?
At this moment in time, it is Jules Bastien-Lepage's painting, "Joan of Arc."
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
I get inspired when I see great artwork! Or a certain expression on a model. Recently, I went out painting with some fellow artists, and that got me excited about the landscape. There is nothing like spending time with great artists.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
I recently enjoyed seeing the murals Joaquin Sorolla was commissioned to paint of the provinces of Spain that hang in the Hispanic Society of America's museum situated in New York City's Spanish Harlem.