Monday, April 2, 2012

Local Artist, Tami Curtis-Ellis

On Saturday at the Fete Francaise, I fell in love with media artist Tami Curtis-Ellis’ work.

Most of Tami’s work is based on the rich history, music, culture, and nature of Louisiana.
“Tami applies her creativity through the use of a variety of unconventional materials resulting in the unique style of her art. Her use of rich color combined with her spontaneous brush stroke technique grabs you at first glance. Once her paintings are complete, she sometimes incorporates them with tapestry fabrics and vintage architectural salvage from the New Orleans area.”
Here are some of Tami’s work displayed at the festival:

I was so impressed by her brushstrokes that I had to make 2-8x10” oils mine (and of course they just have to be of oysters).

You can see more of Tami’s great collections at
Don’t you just love her use of color?

And my great weekend ended with an amazing dinner at NOLA restaurant, one of Emeril's fine dining establishments. The executives with CBS (who were in for the Final Four) showed us a great time, and the food was great too--- crab cakes, salad, filet mignon, creme brulee'. I will be dragging today with the amount of Pinot Grigio I was served. Yes, I am Ramotional!
Check out Tami Curtis-Ellis, y’all!


  1. Love your two oyster paintings--I think you might have to change the name of your blog to The Uptown Oyster! :)

  2. Good one, Ginger. Or as some have suggested, The Uptown Nut!


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