Tamara Williamson has been a mainstay in the Toronto music scene since the early 90’s. Tamara’s musical sensibilities began to blossom in a series of small, independent bands she formed in London beforere locating to Toronto in 1991. In 1993 her band Mrs. Torrance and was signed with the major BMG Canada. They released two full-length recordings before disbanding in 1998 the band toured extensively.
In 2000 Tamara produced and released her first solo recording “Nightmare on Queen Street” The song Rope from this record was in rotation on Much Music and Tamara was featured on “The New Music” television program. Over the years Tamara has written and recorded seven more albums released in Canada and Europe. She has been a guest on “les femmes s’en mêlent”” tour in France twice with Feist and Shannon Wright and been recorded for the Black session’s on French commercial radio. Tamara was dubbed the “God Mother of Indie” by Eye magazine in 2002 and In 1999 NOW Magazine voted Tamara Williamson fourth best concert of the year just after Bjork and before GreenDay.
Tamara went to Richmond Art college in England in the 1980‘s where she studies Graphic Techniques. Her father was a very successful Graphic Designer and as you can see in Tamara’s work she has a facination for shapes and depth.
Tamara produced many sketches and acrylic painting’s in the nineties but took a break from painting when she became a mum. She has now moved into working with oil’s and produced nine paintings in 2015. Her signature eye ball can be seen as far back as her doodles as a six year old. She has no idea why!