I'm J'Amy Tarr, a San Francisco Bay Area native and a working artist. While my journey began two decades ago in fashion, my creative path has since evolved.
I hold double Masters of Fine Art degrees with Honors in fashion and applied-textile design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. This path also led me to earn an International Design Award in Korea in 2003. My time at the Levi's Headquarters, apprenticing under Michael Kors, and ultimately running my own women's designer outerwear business were experiences that shaped me.
Today, I identify more as an artist than a designer. I create large abstract paintings, hand-painted/collaged works on paper, and stylized portraits. Recently, I've found myself captivated by the vastness of outer space. The galaxies in our solar system, with their countless stars, seem to be mirrored by flowers on Earth. In my recent series, I've crafted galaxies in bloom with unexpected colors and shapes. The stars in the sky are replaced with hues and forms reminiscent of flora, symbolizing to me, rebirth and interconnectedness.
Though my journey began in fashion, my heart now beats for artistic exploration. My fashion work has been featured in respected publications such as Marin Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Silicon Valley Magazine, The New York Post, and San Francisco Magazine.