September 21st to November 5th 2023
Tiina Tammets, “Stony”
Tiina Tammets has loved to draw, paint and take pictures in her spare time all her life. As a student, she was supervised by graphic artist Kaljo Põllu at the art studio of the University of Tartu. Later, she took art classes at Tallinn School of Lifelong Learning to enhance her skills.
Tammets first discovered coloured pencils as a pensioner. In 2015, she published a poetry collection for children, “Ilmast ilma ilmast”, with her poems and drawings.
The world depicted in the artist’s black and white drawings is like the one you can see on stones. As Tammets walks in nature, she picks up a stone when she notices something in its shape or surface that resembles an animal, someone’s face, a figure or just a creature that can be coaxed out of the stone with the help of colours and lines. That is how she once found the material for the stone dog in building rubble. The artist creates stone pictures, using acrylic paints, coloured pencils, felt-tip and ink pens and markers.
Works by Tiina Tammets have been successfully exhibited in many places throughout Estonia.
Tiina Tammets graduated from the University of Tartu as a physicist in 1972. She holds a PhD in biology. Tammets has worked as an agrometeorologist and a meteorologist at the Estonian Institute of Meteorology and the weather observations department of the Environmental Board of Estonia.
The exhibition will be open until 5 November 2023.