I had a great conversation with Tamara Muller in Holland. Tamara paints evocative paintings of childlike figures that are sort of realistic and sort of not, and they all have Tamara’s face. Her work is much sought after and she is collected internationally.

We talk about gardens, wigs, stickers, cycling and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Irish connections,
  • Influences,
  • Performance art,
  • The choice of painting,
  • Painting inspiration,
  • The Ideal model,
  • Cutting, pasting and gluing,
  • Graphic design training,
  • Artists for parents,
  • Childhood impressions,
  • Innocence and children,
  • Core of art making,
  • Calculation and intuition,
  • Interpretations and reviews,
  • Certainty,
  • Where the wild things are,
  • Painting style,
  • Underlying themes,
  • International art markets,
  • Most moving paintings to make,
  • Being a parent,
  • Teaching,
  • Artistic challenges,

To find out more about Tamara and her work
tamaramuller.com

Tamara’s facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/tamara.muller.9461

Most moving paintings to make . . .

Silent Girl 1 – Tamara Muller

 

Beware the Jabberwock 1 – Tamara Muller

 

Chapter 6 – Tamara Muller

 

Referenced in the podcast

Here is a link to the song Tamara referenced at the end of the podcast,”Kom Terug” by Spinvis
https://youtu.be/9C4UbGbQYyc

Here is a rough translation of the lyrics.

Come Back
Throw a stone after the day,
as far as you can.
Rinse the salt off your skin.
Douse the fire.
Follow the tracks you find.
Don´t search for what won´t ever be again.
Wash the sand from your hair.
Give a name to every year.
Drink the tears out of your hands,
Be silent because of it.
Inherit your child´s eyes,
look trough them.
Cherish your secret heart,
until the end.

Travel far, drink wine, think,
laugh hard, dive deep,
come back.

Dream a boat in the sunset,
give it sails and wind.
Kiss a sad mouth,
very softly,
before the day starts.
Keep a stone in your jacket,
from the country where you slept,
where you got your wounds,
where a kingdom passed.
Take the pearls from the sea,
give them away.
Fight with everything you have,
lose it well.
Wait until it´s lighter,
you’ve got all the time.

Travel far, drink wine, think,
laugh hard, dive deep,
come back.

Travel far, drink wine, think,
laugh hard, dive deep,
come back.

Travel far, drink wine, think,
laugh hard, dive deep,
come back.

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