Tammy Kaufman Art

is creating miniature paintings, small paintings, oracle cards

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About Tammy Kaufman Art

Hi, and welcome to my page! 

My name is Tammy Kaufman, and I'm an artist specializing in miniatures and small hand-painted works, as well as The Diaphanous Oracle deck. I'm also a mountain biker, a writer and a dreamer. But mostly just an ordinary human with an extraordinary willingness to let my imperfections shine. I believe our flaws are what make us beautiful and mysterious, and my artwork is the joyfully imperfect expression of a singular thread in the tapestry of our world.

I specialize in hand-painted smaller works, with a focus on miniature paintings, and I’m often asked why I work in such a small format. Having struggled most of my life with post-traumatic mental illness, I’ve experienced firsthand the isolating stigma frequently associated with that, and the general sense of being overwhelmed, made invisible and swallowed up by life itself as a result. In my tiny paintings – many under 25 square inches - I find a special sense of comfort in the infinite beauty of the minuscule, the unnoticed, the smallest things most of us all too often overlook or miss.

One thing I've discovered during my life is that there’s frequently a lot of unseen beauty hidden in those tiny spaces where hope tends to hide away, and I try to give that beauty and hope a voice with my artwork. My tiny paintings take the overwhelming vastness of everything and spiral it down into a tiny space, a “thin place” as an artist mentor of mine calls it, a place of quiet refuge I can hold in my hand, an area of peace and calm to carry with me.

The Diaphanous Oracle is a deck of 84 intuitively painted cards that were created as the work of my heart. Though I have and use many beautiful decks from many amazing creators, I still felt like there was something I hadn't seen before, that I was searching for, something to help me hear my own intuitive whispers and write my own story. And that’s when I realized it had been right here within me all along. Over the past several years, I’d been obsessed with painting daily, sometimes several times a day, like the artworks were just pouring out of me and I simply HAD to paint them. It was an unstoppable force, an irresistible obsession to paint, paint, paint these abstracted images. Until it wasn’t any more, and I went back to my usual pastel landscape paintings. And that’s when I knew. These 84 images that had been feverishly demanding to be painted were the deck that was begging to be created. They were the foundations of whatever story we each have inside us, waiting to be written.

As a writer by profession in a previous life, I debated writing a guidebook, but this deck said no. It wanted to be seen, to be felt by the spirit, to invite the reader to write their own story. It's designed to help you take the training wheels off your intuition. The cards invite you to write your own guidebooks – depending on your own day to day feelings – based on your intuitive responses to the imagery. Your stories. Your connection to yourself in all its glorious ups and downs.

I'm so glad you found my page, and I'm honored if you decide to support - or even just follow - me here.
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