Right off the bat I have to once again credit Janet Blyberg for introducing me to a terrific artist. Today it's Tamara Thomsen. Shown above is Stairway, part of Thomsen's series, Chambers, which includes large-scale watercolor paintings of spare interiors on paper. The artist's inspiration for the rooms came from the 18th-century Georgian house, Mt. Pleasant, in Philadelphia. Her focus is on the architecture, the lines, the woodwork -- basically the bones of the rooms.
Currently, affordable editioned prints of Stairway are available at 20 x 200, gallerist Jen Bekman's website offering limited edition prints of original works on paper (and photography) at attainable prices. Archival pigment prints of Thomsen's work are priced between $20 and $200, depending on size.
Thomsen earned her MFA in painting at Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA in painting at Syracuse University.
Image © Tamara Thomsen.
If you're an architecture buff, you might enjoy A Matter of Perception.