Tam Ishmael-Eizman, Portsmouth Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement I have always loved art since I was child . Over the years I have made art in various mediums and paintings,which I have given as gifts and have also done some commissioned work. Now that my four children are grown, I have more time to focus on my art work. I am a self taught artist that works in Photography , digital art, paintings and other mediums of art. I'm very much influenced by nature, wildlife, abstract , ethnic cultures and tribal influences. I love color and textures in my life. Also love being able to be creative and useing my imagination, that is when I'm most content and feel the most fulfilled in life. I hope you enjoy my work, Tam .