Today is day two of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces‘ Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Jane Davenport!

Today I want to introduce you to  Tamara Laporte, our second stop on the Road To Radiance!

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The thing I love most about Tamara Laporte is her ability to express empathy through all of her paintings. Whatever her subject, you can feel her love for humankind oozing off the page. Sometimes, just looking at one of her paintings and reading whatever sentiment she might choose to include helps me feel a little less alone. Her whimsical style reminds me of children’s stories, but there is always something mysterious and mystical in them that engages my adult self as well.

Tam’s lesson will explore our Inner Child and how we might best express her at her best. She says: “Consider how you would like to represent your inner child at her best in your painting today – consider your moments of strengths and joy. I remembered feeling very free and happy when climbing trees and running around in forests, so I chose to depict my inner child with a ‘wild bear hat’. :)”

Tam’s lesson will go live on October 1st with all the rest, and my interpretation of her lesson will be released on October 17th!

Here’s Tam’s Bio:

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Tamara Laporte (also known as willowing) is a mixed media artist, illustrator and online art teacher who loves avocados, kindness and making a wonderful artsy mess on her desk. Her work can be described as “mixed media folk art”. It ranges from whimsical children’s illustrations to a more stylised fantasy art. Love, mystery, innocence, hope, spirituality, kindness and self-connection inspires her art work. Her paintings often contain healing themes, uplifting messages and inspirational poetry. She believes that the act of creating art can be a catalyst for healing and personal growth – often, her art classes contain an element of self-development as well as learning art techniques.

She is deeply passionate about helping people find their inner muse and would love to help YOU too to get in touch with the artist in you!

She is also a prolific art journaller and creates stuffed toys and art dolls when she has the time. More recently, she’s started dabbling in the world of digital creations and has come to enjoy making paintings in Photoshop with a wacom tablet as well. Her work and articles have been published in several art magazines and books. She is based in Brighton in the UK with her lovely husband Andy and her 2 magical children Dylan & Elliot. She’s been teaching online art workshops since 2008 on her ning network which at present has over 15400+ members and grows with about 150-200 mixed media enthusiasts a month!

For a more detailed interview, go here, or check out her website over here:

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Come back here every day between now and October 1st for more chances to win as I introduce each of the teachers featured in Radiant Faces! There will be THREE SEATS given away, and you could win one of them! Don’t let that stop you from signing up, though! If you sign up and you win a spot, you will receive a full refund OR you will have the option to give your free seat to a friend.

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