OFF THE WALL STUDIOS
122 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SHAWANO, WI
Off the Wall Art Studio and Gallery is located in the heart of Shawano, Wisconsin. Here you will find artwork from local artists, including owner, Tamara Magee. Tamara is a very well-rounded artist and is skilled in many of the studio arts. She has been in business since 2003, but has been painting and crafting unique jewelry for as long as she can remember. Tamara finds her inspiration from friends and family, Sundays filled with quiet fishing, and even her 4 year old granddaughter. Her style of painting differs from day to day, but she tends to lean towards realistic representations with surreal twists--bright, colorful backgrounds, unnaturally vivid butterflies, and sometimes just a touch of glitter. Tamara process starts with a good amount of under painting with acrylic. She then will go back with oil paints to get the bold, saturated color she craves. Once she is pleased with the result, she’ll return to add highlights and lowlights. While many of her paintings are on canvas, she also likes to think outside the box and paint on screens, windows, bottles, and even picnic baskets---integrating the beauty of her art with everyday objects. This integration can be found in her jewelry craft. It features a mix of classic, steam punk, and organic pieces--some of which actually include pendants from her paintings.