Tammy Groves Thornton
Artist, Graphic Artist, Photographer & Author
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I am an artist, photographer, and author from Memphis, TN. As a child I loved to paint and create. I have always loved the use of bright, vibrant colors as they electrify visually and draw you into the stories being told on canvas.
I would like to think of my art as a catalyst of change; inspiring and uplifting the spirit and encouraging the heart to love, to see things lovingly, to feel things lovingly, and to change things lovingly. I hope to make the world a better place one picture a time.
Welcome to Tammy Groves Thornton
I have been creating all of my life: drawing, painting, photography, and/or graphic design. Earlier in life, I was drawn to watercolor because of its fluidity and luminosity. Later, a love for bold and rich colors was awakened through the use of acrylic on canvas.
Photography has been another lifelong passion. I have been taking pictures as far back as I can remember. I loved the ability to capture the beauty of the moment (details, feelings, thoughts, expressions, and experiences) with a single click. Then, go back and revisit as often as I chose.
Photography just seemed to lend itself so easily to the art of graphic design. Graphic design allows me to create visual representations of ideas and messages through a combination of typography, visual arts, and page layout techniques. I can create a whole new world of art and design by combining various art forms into one medium.
Recent exhibits include "Evolution" and "Evolution" II in Memphis, the Parallax Art Show in Miami, Village People Art Show - "Unity Through Color", the Life Over Aids Art Show, the Virtual Art Show - "Expressions of Love & Life", and Art for a Smart Start Exhibit in Memphis, TN.
Recent graphic design highlights include a logo for Central High School Class Reunion, a logo for a non-profit organization in Memphis, TN, a crest for a family reunion in Atlanta, GA, a logo for Bytes and Buds website in Baltimore, MD, a logo for a women and children's clothing line in Waldorf, MD, and a logo for a photographer in Baltimore, MD.
More of my artwork can be found at:
In 2014, I published Beauty Secrets: A Collection of Creative Works of Art and Lyrical Poetry, which features the epic poem “Beauty Secrets”.
Beauty Secrets is intended to spark a conversation about the issues and secrets that so many people, especially women and girls, hide and often times bury deep inside their hearts and their souls. It is my hope that the sparked conversation opens the door for the healing process to begin, the restoration of spirit, the rebuilding of self-esteem and self-confidence, and ultimately stepping into the beautiful whole person God created each of us to be.
Beauty Secrets is now available on Amazon.
To visit my online Art Galleries, click on the pictures below:
In 2016, I authored and published MY HAPPY PLACE (Vol. 1 & 2) and HAPPY DAYS, Art Therapy Coloring Books.
Coloring is not just fun...it is calming, therapeutic, and the perfect antidote to life’s everyday stresses.
MY HAPPY PLACE (Volume 1 & 2) and HAPPY DAYS are Art Therapy Coloring Book filled with more than 50 mandalas and designs, ranging from beginner to advanced level, designed to help unlock your imagination and help you relax and express yourself.
Using your imagination, these illustrations, and whatever medium you want - crayons, markers, color pencils, pens, etc. - you can create a beautiful and unique world of stillness and peace.
Limited Edition Prints Gallery
Art Therapy Coloring Books
"My heart is my paintbrush. My world is my canvas. My life is my art. And I am painting a masterpiece."
My heart is my paintbrush.