Tamanda Elia is an impressionist painter who lives and works in St. Catharines, Ontario. After obtaining a Visual and Creative Arts in Design Diploma from Niagara College, she then headed off to Halifax to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in fine art from NSCAD University. Currently, she resides in the Niagara Region, Ontario with her husband, two children, and three dogs. She primarily works with oil paint but varies her subject from landscape to still life. After many years she is now an International artist selling works to private collections in Europe, Australia, the USA, and Canada.
“I love an exciting painting, especially those filled with lots of movement and intrigue and that is essentially what I intend to create. For me, the most important element of my art is energy. How I achieve this may vary and I play around with every component, whether its composition, lighting, colour, or subject. The goal is the same, to create a painting with impact, atmosphere, and inevitably, emotion. I’m influenced by impressionist artists but add my own style focusing on details and not just a loose representation. I want my art to have an impact. I don’t know a time where I haven’t made art, and I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon.”