Freelance illustrator and designer Tamisery creates complex characters, inviting her audience
into a moment in time. Though dyslexia makes words and numbers swim on her pages, she can
manipulate line, form, and color with artistry—in fact, she thinks exclusively in pictures.
In classic starving-artist form, she has supported her work by job-hopping through varying
professions, learning whatever she could in the process—she’s made custom frames, designed
stickers, and even worked as a jeweler, becoming a certified gemologist. She is easily bored
and loves experimenting with new things, so her nomad life has been a good fit. Plus, it has led
to her working with a wide variety of materials, from glitter infused resins as canvases, to
customizing My Little Pony toys with Epoxy clays.
Tamisery’s piece, "Rampant Rainbow" appeared on TV in the FX drama The Americans, and
has been printed in a collected art book, From Rain to Rainbows, from Chronicle
Publishing. Her custom vinyl toys have won awards in the United States and in the UK, and
her art hangs on walls in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Germany, India, Afghanistan, Ireland,
and France. Other current projects experiment with a range of content, from her normal cute
imagery , to highly sexual themes.
Outside the studio, Tamisery is a first time mom of a first time toddler. She herself was
adopted, gifted to her parents by a friend of a friend, so she doesn’t know anything about her
birth parents and often teases her mom that she is a “black market baby.” She grew up loving
rainbows and unicorns, Just like any stereotypical young girl.