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Tamara Gonda
Pepperell, MA

About the Artist

With a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.F.A. from Cornell University, Tamara mainly produces Color Field and Abstract Expressionist works. But when Tamara's son left for college and the house became quiet, she began experimenting with watercolors. She was surprised to find that she absolutely loved it. Watercolors are a huge change for Tamara, as she had never painted anything close to realism before, but she is enjoying this new dimension.

Tamara and her family live in Massachusetts, a short drive away from Lake Winnipesaukee, the White Mountains, the cape, and Ma…

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About the Artist

With a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.F.A. from Cornell University, Tamara mainly produces Color Field and Abstract Expressionist works. But when Tamara’s son left for college and the house became quiet, she began experimenting with watercolors. She was surprised to find that she absolutely loved it. Watercolors are a huge change for Tamara, as she had never painted anything close to realism before, but she is enjoying this new dimension.

Tamara and her family live in Massachusetts, a short drive away from Lake Winnipesaukee, the White Mountains, the cape, and Maine. However, her standalone favorite place to paint is the American west. She loves to paint from photos she’s taken at the National Parks she’s visited. Her favorite part about painting realist works is seeing people’s face light up when they recognize the locations in her paintings.

The next new adventure for Tamara will be returning to abstract work, but this time around experimenting with small scale and encaustic works.

Artist’s Work

Miles away
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Miles Away

By Tamara Gonda

Falling slowly
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Falling Slowly

By Tamara Gonda

Life boat
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Life Boat

By Tamara Gonda

Night swim
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Night Swim

By Tamara Gonda

Trees for phyllis
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Tree's for Phyllis

By Tamara Gonda

Summer day
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Summer day

By Tamara Gonda

Except when soft rains fall
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Except When Soft Rains Fall

By Tamara Gonda

In the wee small hours
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In the Wee Small Hours

By Tamara Gonda

Blue streams
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Blue Streams

By Tamara Gonda

And the painted ponies go up and down
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And the Painted Ponies go Up and Down

By Tamara Gonda

Blue clouds
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Blue Clouds

By Tamara Gonda

Coming up close
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Coming Up Close

By Tamara Gonda

Spring rain 3
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Spring rain

By Tamara Gonda

Water puddles
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Water Puddles

By Tamara Gonda

Mountains 4
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Mountains

By Tamara Gonda

March spring
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March Spring

By Tamara Gonda

Two of us
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Two of Us

By Tamara Gonda

Of course i do
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Of Course I Do

By Tamara Gonda

Shenandoah
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Shenandoah

By Tamara Gonda

Sunday driving
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Sunday Driving

By Tamara Gonda

Afternoon tea
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Afternoon Tea

By Tamara Gonda

Just a lazy evening
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Just a Lazy Evening

By Tamara Gonda

Out walking the dog
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Out Walking the Dog

By Tamara Gonda

Out walking the dog 4
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Out Walking the Dog

By Tamara Gonda

Morning light 9
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Morning Light

By Tamara Gonda

Fall into
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Fall Into

By Tamara Gonda

North country moring
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North Country Moring

By Tamara Gonda

Upon your water
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Upon your Water

By Tamara Gonda

Sail on
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Sail On

By Tamara Gonda

Efflorescence
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Efflorescence

By Tamara Gonda

Watercolors
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Watercolors

By Tamara Gonda

White winds
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White winds

By Tamara Gonda

Luckiest
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Luckiest

By Tamara Gonda

If i had a boat
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If I Had a Boat

By Tamara Gonda

Learning to fly
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Learning to Fly

By Tamara Gonda

Mountain lake
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Mountain Lake

By Tamara Gonda

Falling light
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Falling Light

By Tamara Gonda

Around about
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Around About

By Tamara Gonda

500 miles
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500 Miles

By Tamara Gonda

Midnight snow
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Midnight Snow

By Tamara Gonda

Early in the morning acadia
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Early in the Morning acadia

By Tamara Gonda

Wind at dusk
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Wind at Dusk

By Tamara Gonda

The mystical case
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The Mystical Case

By Tamara Gonda

In your heart
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In your Heart

By Tamara Gonda

Her way through the constellation
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her way through the constellation,

By Tamara Gonda

You can wear your sandels
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You can wear your sandels

By Tamara Gonda

Winter blue birch
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Winter blue birch

By Tamara Gonda

In a box of paints
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In a Box of paints

By Tamara Gonda

Backcountry
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Backcountry

By Tamara Gonda

Winter birch
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Winter Birch

By Tamara Gonda

I wish i spoke french
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I wish I spoke french

By Tamara Gonda

Beguiled again
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Beguiled Again

By Tamara Gonda

Icecream
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Icecream

By Tamara Gonda

Into butterflies
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into butterflies

By Tamara Gonda

Rainier
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Rainier

By Tamara Gonda

When im standing on a mountain
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when i'm standing on a mountain

By Tamara Gonda

And my fancy french cologne
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And my Fancy French Cologne

By Tamara Gonda

Puddling rain
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Puddling Rain

By Tamara Gonda

Longer than the road
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Longer than the Road

By Tamara Gonda

Spend an evening
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Spend an Evening

By Tamara Gonda

The birch line
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The Birch Line

By Tamara Gonda

In the wake
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In the Wake

By Tamara Gonda

Going your way
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Going Your Way

By Tamara Gonda

Sing out loud
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Sing out Loud

By Tamara Gonda

Little green mykonos boat
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Little Green Mykonos Boat

By Tamara Gonda

Moms garden
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Mom's Garden

By Tamara Gonda

To beat down on your door
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to beat down on your door.

By Tamara Gonda

Pivot points
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Pivot Points

By Tamara Gonda

Cherry vanillia sky
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cherry Vanillia Sky

By Tamara Gonda

Cinnamon girl
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Cinnamon Girl

By Tamara Gonda

Ascending
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AScending

By Tamara Gonda

Comes and goes
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Comes and Goes

By Tamara Gonda

The way
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The Way

By Tamara Gonda

Wanderlust 2
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Wanderlust

By Tamara Gonda

Into the forest i go
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Into the Forest I Go

By Tamara Gonda

Sail away away
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Sail Away, away

By Tamara Gonda

Summer night
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Summer Night

By Tamara Gonda

Recovery
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Recovery

By Tamara Gonda

Are you listening 2
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Are you Listening

By Tamara Gonda

Snails
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Snails

By Tamara Gonda

A long way back
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A long Way Back

By Tamara Gonda

Running to the riptide
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Running to the Riptide

By Tamara Gonda

Rivers to cross
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Rivers to Cross

By Tamara Gonda

So familiar
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"So Familiar"

By Tamara Gonda

Orange sails
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Orange Sails

By Tamara Gonda

The sound of your path
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The Sound of your Path

By Tamara Gonda

Sea glass 2
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Sea Glass

By Tamara Gonda

Southland in the sprintime
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Southland in the Sprintime

By Tamara Gonda

Islands in the sky
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Islands in the Sky

By Tamara Gonda

In the distance 5
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In the Distance

By Tamara Gonda

Red red wine
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Red Red Wine

By Tamara Gonda

Mango gelato
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Mango Gelato

By Tamara Gonda

Mother mother ocean
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Mother Mother Ocean

By Tamara Gonda

Into the woods 2
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Into the woods

By Tamara Gonda

Watching stars
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Watching Stars

By Tamara Gonda

Morning commute
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Morning Commute

By Tamara Gonda

The orange one
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The Orange one

By Tamara Gonda

By jewel light
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By Jewel Light

By Tamara Gonda

Bubble full of trouble
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Bubble Full of Trouble

By Tamara Gonda

Just floating on
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Just Floating On

By Tamara Gonda

And mine isnt making a sound
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and mine isn't making a sound.

By Tamara Gonda

Ripples 5
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Ripples

By Tamara Gonda

Writing on stones
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Writing on Stones

By Tamara Gonda

A seabird above you
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A Seabird Above You

By Tamara Gonda

Build your ark
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Build Your Ark

By Tamara Gonda

Take me to church
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Take me to Church

By Tamara Gonda

They break and they bend
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They Break and they Bend

By Tamara Gonda

Mt rainier in august 3
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Mt Rainier in August

By Tamara Gonda

And they were all yellow
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And They were all Yellow

By Tamara Gonda

Fall aspen
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Fall Aspen

By Tamara Gonda

Running in circles
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Running in Circles

By Tamara Gonda

Promises in every star
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Promises in Every Star

By Tamara Gonda

Where i come from
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Where I come From

By Tamara Gonda

Wave 8
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Wave

By Tamara Gonda

The sky could be blue
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The Sky Could Be Blue

By Tamara Gonda

Water fall
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Water Fall

By Tamara Gonda

Spring 10
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Spring

By Tamara Gonda

Ladys of the canyon 2
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Lady's of the Canyon

By Tamara Gonda

Blue 36
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Blue 3.6

By Tamara Gonda

Spring aspen 20
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Spring Aspen 2.0

By Tamara Gonda

Dream this night away
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Dream this Night Away

By Tamara Gonda

Kick off the sand
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Kick off the Sand

By Tamara Gonda

And the smoke sank
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and the smoke sank

By Tamara Gonda

Illussions
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Illussions

By Tamara Gonda

Dip me in the water
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Dip Me in the Water

By Tamara Gonda

Selected Exhibitions

  • Palmer Museum
    University Park, PA,
  • Mary Washington College
    Fredericksburg VA,
  • Johnson Museum
    Ithaca, NY,
  • State Museum Penn.
    Harrisburg, PA,
  • Everson Museum
    Syracuse NY,

Education

  • Cornell University, M.F.A.
    Ithaca, NY,1988 
  • Virginia Commonwealth, B.F.A.
    Richmond, VA,1985