Artist Q&A: Tammy Kushnir

What is your biggest challenge as an artist?

My biggest challenge, I think, is to constantly try and evolve.  I want to have a certain style, but also be able to alter that style to fit the industry’s needs.


In addition to being an accomplished visual artist, you are also a published author – what connections have you found between these art forms?

I believe that both art forms draw passion and inspiration from your soul. You have to really love what you’re creating in order to be willing to make changes and always be improving yourself.


Where does the inspiration for your art come from?

I am always inspired by my family.  Music and nature are huge inspirations for me as well. Although I live in the suburbs, I do tend to be drawn to mountains a lot in my works.

I love the Alice Room – can you tell me a little bit about why you chose this theme for your office?

I have been a fan of the Disney version Alice in Wonderland since high school, but I really love the vintage style in particular.  I have wanted to do something unique with this room and after my 40th birthday (which was also Alice in Wonderland themed!), I decided to make that room . Pinterest was a big inspiration and had some great ideas : )

If you had a spirit animal, what would it be?

A horse, totally. I love horses.  They are beautiful and gentle and contain a sense of magic about them.  At least to me : )


What is one thing about you that most people don’t know?

I don’t think that most people know I have a Brown Belt in Karate.  Only three more [belts] to go, until I have a Black Belt! It is scary and also exciting at the same time.


If time and money were no object, where would you go?

I hope to one day go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.  Talk about inspiration! WOW!