Today’s artist spotlight is someone who is deeply involved in the hobby world. In 2019, she was invited to contribute a design to Breyer’s Premier Collection and is the creative mind behind the beautiful deco on Emerson. She is very excited to participate this year in the Artisans’ Gallery at the online celebration of BreyerFest: Horse of a Different Color.
Meet - Tammi Palmarchuk of Winter Glen Studio!
Residing in Canada, Tammi was horse crazy from as far back as she can remember. As a child, she wore out the knees in her pants playing horse and setting up jumping courses in the living room. She remembers receiving her first Breyer horse - it was her most cherished possession growing up and she was keen to add more. Every time she went to a tack or toy store she would beg her mom and grandma to buy her one. She’ll never forget that feeling and smell of a brand new Breyer! Aside from collecting as a young child Tammi owned a real horse named Teki, who taught her more than she could have ever imagined. The duo grew up together and accomplished many things.
For many years Tammi was focused on just collecting. She had always admired the artistic side of the hobby; she never thought she’d be an artist herself! As she grew older her collection grew and changed, she found more inspiration to focus on finish work. It was actually her husband who urged her to try painting. From there Tammi taught herself, read as much information as she could find, and gave it a try! Her favorite medium to work with is oil paint. She loves the texture of the paint and the luminosity it brings to each piece. She enjoys the challenges painting gives her and she learns something new with each piece! This feeling of personal accomplishment is what continues to inspire her work. She comments, to see a horse slowly develop into a finished piece that comes from your creative vision is incredible!
Aside from her artwork, Tammi enjoys going to live shows with friends and her amazing mom. Her mom always joins her and it means so much to have her come along. She will cherish all the memories and laughs. As well, Tammi has met some of her best friend through the hobby! She loves traveling and seeing new places and meeting new people who share the same love and passion of horses.
Tammi heard about BreyerFest through one of her live show experiences. It was referred to by other hobbyists as the “ultimate model horse event”! She attended her first BreyerFest in 2020, which was also her first time selling in the Artisans’ Gallery, and she is very thrilled to join the fun again this year. Tammi will be showcasing her micro minis, medallions, and repainted Breyer customs and Artist resins! Check Winter Glen Studios out here.
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