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Tami Curtis-Ellis

Tami Curtis-Ellis has this response when asked, "How long did it take you to paint that?" TCE: "All my life. The confidence I have about my work is a result of a lifetime of joys and disappointments." Tami Curtis-Ellis
Tami with the subjects of the FQF 11 poster
"My palette has transformed into one that allows each color to stand alone to be recognized, while working to bring about the bigger picture with the hue that radiates along side it. That is the way of the South. Each person is a large character by their own right, but together, we find a way of building a culture that is unlike any other."
"I, like so many around me, lived through and rose above Hurricane Katrina, and realize that her blessings far outweigh what someone else might consider a curse. Perspective, along with a good dose of its alignment, is very liberating in life and art."

French Quarter Fest 2011
French Quarter Fest 2013