Local Artist Spotlight: Tamara Armstrong.

plants in paradisE, TAMARA ARMSTRONG

plants in paradisE, TAMARA ARMSTRONG

Tamara Armstrong - aka My Friend Can Paint - is a full-time practicing artist based in the beautiful surrounds of Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Tamara works from her purpose-built home studio to create artwork & designs that are colourful, bold & energetic. Painting is her passion & her work is largely inspired by graphic design, retro collectibles, fashion & delectable colour combinations.

Tamara & Left Bank Gallery are collaborating to bring you fine art reproductions from original works to brighten and liven up your walls. Available as a framed print or stretched canvas in a variety of sizes and frames to suit your space.

FEATURED ON LEFT WALL: PLANTS ON PINK, TAMARA ARMSTRONG.                 DANIEL SNARE PHOTOGRPAHY

FEATURED ON LEFT WALL: PLANTS ON PINK, TAMARA ARMSTRONG.                 DANIEL SNARE PHOTOGRPAHY

Tamara Armstrong’s paintings and mural works are recognisable in various galleries, public spaces, fashion boutiques and cafes across Queensland. Come and visit us at our Southport showroom to view our special collection of Tamara's works and become inspired!

Watch out later this month for the launch of our online shop, featuring our art catalogue and a selection of other talented local artists.

Read more about Tamara & her partnership with Left Bank Gallery in More Gold Coast's recent article.

THE BORROWED GARDEN, TAMARA ARMSTRONG. FRAMED IN RAW OAK & AVAILABLE FROM OUR  ONLINE SHOP.

THE BORROWED GARDEN, TAMARA ARMSTRONG. FRAMED IN RAW OAK & AVAILABLE FROM OUR ONLINE SHOP.

Gold Coast Broadwater Wallpaper.

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This custom wallpaper was installed into the beautiful dining area of this new home on the Broadwater of the Gold Coast late in 2014. After the owners had some pictures framed with us whilst building their new home, they saw our wallpapers on display in our showroom. The owners then presented us with 2 photographs they’d taken from very close to their block and asked if we could do something with them.

They wanted to have the big pandanus tree included, and with the walkway along the waters edge too to try and get the effect of it being the real deal. However, they also wanted to see some sailboats in the Broadwater and also have the colours muted so they wouldn’t stand out so much.

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We took the two images into Photoshop and grabbed the sailboats and copied them into the water on the pandanus image. With a bit of Photoshop trickery, we were able to make them appear as if they were in the photo originally. Then with a few simple colour changes we were able to make the desaturated/muted effect the owners were after too. What we also did was flip the image so that the pandanus was on the left rather than the right - this allowed it to appear as if it were coming from the outside garden, and the water on the right 'split' into the actual Broadwater outside.

After the image was approved by the client we sliced it up into panels and printed it out on our huge HP latex printer, on HP’s own PVC-free wallpaper. This product has no harmful solvents and therefore does not require outgassing nor does it have a unpleasant smell to it. Within a few days it was installed into the dining room and as luck would have it the horizon line of the wallpaper met up with the actual horizon outside, so it made for a very realistic effect.

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