Tammy Schuetz: Photographer, Pianist, Visual Artist

Tammy Schuetz is a vocational coordinator for student with disabilities, in the Chicagoland area. She's also an artist, photographer, pianist, and composer.  With a body of work that ranges from photorealism to abstract, surrealism to post-modern, her work utilizes a vast expanse of mediums including: oil paints, water-soluble oils, gouache, oil pastels and sticks, graphite pencils, and other materials. She received her M.A. in Arts at Northern Illinois University, which culminated in a solo show of 15 similar pastel paintings that depicted both Midwestern and Southwestern landscapes framed in light-oak shadow boxes. Recently, Tammy has worked on Southwestern landscapes, and stadium paintings. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with her and chat about her body of work. When did you first begin working with visual art? What impetus in your life spurred this interest? "Three things influenced me between the ages of five and ten years: First, getting 100’s on my school work, I would make comic characters (today’s anime characters.) out...
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