Tammy Groves Thornton
Artist, Designer, Photographer & Author
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Tammy Groves Thornton (owner and founder of TGTArt) is an artist, designer, photographer, author, and illustrator from Memphis, TN. She grew up in North and Midtown Memphis. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She set out to change the world with her love and compassion and desire to help make the world a better place.
As a child she loved to paint and create. She loved the use of bright, vibrant colors as they electrified visually and drew you into the stories being told on canvas. Earlier in life, she was drawn to watercolor because of its fluidity and luminosity. Later, a love for bold, rich colors was awakened through the use of acrylics on canvas.
Welcome to Tammy Groves Thornton
Tammy thinks of her art as a catalyst of change; inspiring and uplifting the spirit and encouraging the heart to love. Her work is comprised of bright colors creating feelings of joy and expressing her love of love. Her work reflects diversity and the embracing of our diversities: race and ethnicity, culture, and social. She hopes to inspire young people, especially girls, to see themselves as capable of doing and being anything they choose to be. Her purpose is to share her light (God-given artistry and creativity) with the world. She hopes to change the world one work at a time, one heart at a time, one moment at a time, making it a better place than she found it.
Recent art exhibits include "In Jesus Name I Paint" at HOPE Church in Cordova, TN, "Evolution" and "Evolution" II in Memphis, "Saves the Girls" in Memphis,TN, 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 designs 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 blogsite 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.
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In 2014, Tammy 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 Tammy's 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 available on Amazon. 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. All are available on Amazon.
"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.
To date, Tammy has authored and illustrated three Art Therapy Coloring Books, entitled MY HAPPY PLACE (Vol. 1 & 2) and HAPPY DAYS.
In addition to creating and designing art, Tammy is also an author and illustrator. In 2016, Tammy authored, illustrated, and published two Gratitude Journals.
Gratitude is defined as an emotion expressing thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation for what you have. Cultivating gratitude increases your well-being and thereby your happiness. Practice gratitude and watch you begin to transform your life. These journals will help you begin the journey by helping to structure a pattern of practicing gratitude. Both are available on Amazon.
In 2016, Tammy answered a deep calling in her spirit and illustrated the story "Sister Girls" that she had authored many years prior. Sister Girls is a sweet story of a curly, brown-haired girl named Sasha who really wants a sister. Sasha dreams of a sister that she can talk to and play with. Sasha learns how to make new friends, new girls friends. With bold and colorful illustrations, this story is a sweet inspiration for every girl that dreams of sisters and friends.
Sister Girls is available on Amazon.