ABOUT

 

Tammi de Rooy is a self-taught artist, wife and mother of three boys aged 1, 2 and 7 years. Largely fuelled by coffee and inspired by her time spent in the bush walking and orchid hunting in spring she creates from her home studio in Perth, Western Australia. 

Growing up in a small farming town in regional Western Australia, Tammi developed a strong connection to the natural world, a fondness for the serenity of the bush and a passion for native flora and fauna. She finds the bold forms and colours of Australia’s native flora fascinating. Tammi is enamoured with our native orchids and believes that part of her role as an artist is to highlight their often-unseen splendour. Drawing attention to the abundant beauty within nature, she hopes will cultivate a desire to be connected to our natural environment and motivated to protect and save it.  

Her work mainly depicts wildflowers composed in surreal arrangements.  Tammi draws on her design skills, stitching together reference photos, to help create the concepts formulated in her imagination. Using fine attention to detail, paying particular attention to light and shadows, Tammi creates exquisitely beautiful paintings that live at the intersection of science and imagination. She paints hyper realistic flora and fauna, capturing their true form in both a scientific and artistic way. All this while managing to document those elements in surreal settings that tell stories from a place of inner imagination and thought.  

Her artwork aims to be both engaging and educating, hung on your walls it will entrance the eye while also inspiring the soul.