After studying painting at Syracuse University, School of Fine Arts, and earning a BFA with honors in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Tammra Sigler has continued to paint and teach in the Baltimore area. Her work has been shown extensively and she has been awarded many prizes in the Baltimore/Washington area as well as Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Lexington, Palm Beach, Naples, and throughout South America.
Tammra’s paintings and monotypes are part of the permanent collections of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. and the Baltimore Museum of Art, as well as many private and corporate collections nationally and internationally. Her work has been selected twice (1994, 2000) to be represented in the national publication “New American Painting” by Open Studio Press. A few of the corporate collections that house her work are: Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, Health Insurance Association of America, Federal Reserve Bank of Virginia, Ayres/Saint/Gross Inc., Shelter Development Corporation, Murdock Development Corporation of Los Angeles, Deloitte and Touche, The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Percontee Corporation, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Gordon Feinblatt Rothman Hoffberger and Hollander, Piper and Marbury, University of Maryland, Towson University, and The Maryland Institute College of Art.
Tammra has moved her studio to Naples, Florida, and she continues to paint, print, teach, and mentor in both locations.
For more detailed information about Tammra, including her education, exhibitions, and honors, see her resumé.
When I step up to the canvas I make a mark… and then another…and another. I let the marks create their own journey on the surface…weaving, constructing, and interacting until patterns and relationships begin to speak to each other and to me. I play and talk to the canvas with my brush. It speaks back. If I listen carefully, I learn what my paintings are about. I am always amazed at their truth.
First and foremost, I am always motivated by the very nature of paint itself, My paintings become my “playscape” where anything can happen! I am interested in the unexpected, morphing, misplacement, the unexpected and surprise. Seemingly random and fleeting notions join together to make order and create structure and form. I like gamesmanship and tease. Oh, I think I see a ………?
My painting invites the viewer to enter, discover the surprises, and to create his/her own reality.