A love for drawing has been present in my life for as long as I can remember. I consider myself lucky to be able to incorporate what I love into what I do.

It took me a long time to become confident in my illustration style. After all, the art world can be a very serious and competitive place. But one day I realized that while there are already plenty of artists who offer beautiful sunset paintings to the world, there’s really only one who is making sure the world has enough illustrations of llamas on bikes and narwhals holding balloons.

That would be me.

I pull inspiration for my art from both my humor and my heart. Some of my illustrations are observations on life, some are memories, and some are wishful thinking as to how animals might actually behave in the wild.

Take a look through my work, and you’ll see what I mean. I hope you see something that relates to you, touches your heart, or at least brings a smile to your face.

Tami Boyce is a Charleston-based illustrator and graphic designer. Her work can be found at various establishments around Charleston, South Carolina, including Theatre 99, Early Bird Diner, Frothy Beard Brewery, ReForm Studios, as well as ZaPow! Gallery in Asheville, NC.

All photos by Leslie Ryann McKellar

 

 

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