Tammy has always felt a bond with animals and aimed to recreate that feeling in art, but it wasn’t until the 1988 Loveland Sculpture Show that she felt compelled to try her hand at sculpting bronze.
Drawing on a variety of life experiences and technical workshops, Tammy developed her own signature style utilizing different techniques and media to create unique pieces representing our interconnectedness with animals.
Growing up in Colorado, Tammy loved the tributes to animals incorporating antlers, fur, feather and stone seen in Native American artwork. These tributes led the artist to delve into her own heritage, exploring Swedish, Irish and Scottish history for inspiration and she was thrilled to discover that her Druid and Viking ancestors also had animal totems and tributes.
She sculpts horses, dogs, birds of prey, bulls and bears from clay and either fires the clay or casts the piece in bronze or glass (lead crystal), incorporating silver and stone as well.