Tamara Codor was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She studied classical painting throughout high school and then moved to the Loire Valley in France to study. While abroad, Codor attended a yearlong intensive master painting class where she fine-tuned her classical drawing and painting skills. Upon returning to the States, she attended SUNY New Paltz where she got her degree in scenic design and technical theater. After graduating, she moved to Argentina to paint and travel. Codor moved to Seattle where she set up her own art classes, teaching private lessons as well as group figure drawing. She also founded Codor Design, a furniture design studio.
Tamara’s charcoal drawing of a life size tree trunk with roots shows her inate ability, and classical training. The anthropomorphic tree is realistically rendered while showing signs of human qualities.