Hi, my name’s Tamer and I’m an artist, instructor, and entrepeneur. Thanks for stopping by to learn a little more about me.
The short version of why I made the journey art is quite simply because I love it. I love the entire process – the experimentation, planning, creating, and sharing each piece. I also love helping others dicover the joy that they can experience from bringing more creativity into their lives.
I’ve always had a passion for art, music, and all things creative. The path I took started with a love of art and drawing (mostly comic book style superheroes), branched into music (playing and teaching guitar), then returned to visual arts in the form of a brief period of landscape painting. A few years after graduating from college, I received my first digital camera as a gift – a 2 megapixel (yes, two whole megapixel – Canon Elph). That little camera became my constant companion and helped me discover how much I love photographing landscapes, cities, and architecture.
In 2010, I made a personal commitment to actively pursue my creative dreams. Entirely self-taught, since then I’ve absorbed every bit of information that I could find on equipment, photographing techniques, and processing techniques. I’ve practiced (and learned from many, many, many mistakes), practiced more, traveled as much as I could, and have even faced a few fears along the way (general discomfort with heights + Grand Canyon + strong winds = harrowingly fun experience).
A few years ago after stumbling on some penmanship materials, I also fell in love with this traditional art. As with photography I really got into the joy of writing with fountain pens and consumed all the information I could find on the topic. I later discovered the broad nib techniques and have been fascinated by this style ever since.
Through my creative and entrepreneurial work, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some amazing places and meet some wonderful people on this adventure – two things that I’m very grateful for. It’s been an extraordinarily fun, educational, and deeply rewarding journey and I’m excited about all of the new adventures ahead!
My calligraphic work is an exploration of language as visual art. I love working with simple, traditional tools to reimagine inspiring words and passages as visual art. I also explore abstract ideas by creating works composed of flourishes and the calligraphic strokes of deconstructed letterforms. I love this journey – the countless hours of detailed practice, repetition, exploration, and creativity. Reality fades and I find stillness, peace, and focus while working. I became, and continue to be, fascinated by this art form and consumed by the perpetual pursuit of continuous improvement and mastery.
My photography is an exploration of beauty and an expression of my personal connection to nature. As I found my life trending more towards perpetual digital connectivity, entertainment, and distraction, I found that my awareness of the natural, tangible world and the experience it offers to be diminished. My photography has been a means for me to re-establish and maintain this connection, to become more present in each moment, and to find silence, stillness, focus, and joy. The process of making each image is an invitation to experience the light, colors, shapes, contours, and sensations of each environment – it is an opportunity to find moments of balance and peace as all of these elements dance. Whether capturing a grand vista or the delicate details of an intimate scene, I continue to find immense fulfillment in discovering these moments of peace and in expressing them through my photography.
Professional quality, limited edition fine art prints
Instruction & Workshops
Private instruction, online courses, and live speaking events/workshops
Live calligraphy for corporate and private events
Custom hand lettering designs on a variety of media and formats
For business, instruction, and workshop inquiries send me a message via the contact link below. You can also find me on Social Media via the links under the contact button.
Some Random Facts
I play guitar and used to teach. I still play for fun whenever I can and and am currently also learning to play the ukulele.
I love art and drawing. I grew up with comic books and was particularly mesmerized by the art that was packed into each of my favorite titles every month. I continue to be amazed by all of the incredibly talented artists out there – both traditional and digital. I hope to be able to get back into this more actively someday!
I’m a chocoholoic. I firmly believe that there is no such thing as “too much chocolate” or desserts that are “too sweet.”
I’m a martial arts student at the wonderful Jade Mountain Martial Arts school in Katy, TX.
I enjoy watching TED talks and I “collect” inspirational quotes (I write them down whenever I hear or read them).