About The Artist
As a child, Tamera grew up among the wheat fields of the Columbia Basin in Washington State. The vast open
skies and the ever-changing tapestry of fields, her journeys abroad and love of the sea are evident in her
current body of work.
In her paintings she seeks to share her reverence of the natural world. Her paintings are not always of a
specific place or thing but rather an attempt to record a tangible collection of her experiences as an explorer
and student of her surroundings.
Using the encaustic technique which means “to burn in” she creates abstract images with multiple layers of
pigment suspended in beeswax and damar, a tree resin. With the use of propane torch she allows shapes to
arise organically within defined fields of color. Tamera is influenced by the works of Rothko, Diebenkorn, Albers
Tamera is represented by several galleries, exhibits her work in group and solo shows and also sells her work
online. Her work has also been published in books and magazines and is held in private collections both
nationally and internationally.
Tamera Abate’s studio is nestled in a quiet mountain valley in north central Washington. She lives with her
family and a collection of horses, dogs and cats while spending as much time as possible outdoors.