|Tami Oyler (1958- ) is an American artist born in southern California. Her early years were spent with horses and cattle on her family's mountain ranch. She was active showing beef cattle through her teens.|
Always a natural artist, Oyler was producing mature oil paintings by the age of twelve, and showing in a gallery at sixteen.
While attending San Jose State University as a graphic design/illustration major, Oyler became a regular visitor at local racetracks, sketching and taking photographs for in-studio reference. Over the next sixteen years, she painted many notable California racehorses, and exhibited her paintings at local racetracks and in Kentucky.
In the 1990s, Oyler was forced to give up oil painting due to illness caused by years of exposure to solvents used with oils.
By 2002, Oyler - now married and living in Indiana - was painting again, exploring new media and techniques. She now works primarily in acrylics, often with touches of soft pastel and india ink. Her subjects have expanded to include landscapes, the California coast, still life, florals, dance, wine, and food. Racehorses are still a favorite subject.
Oyler is a member of the Equine Art Guild.