Tamara Nikolic is a freelance book illustrator and a painter interested in mystical, sacred, and occult realms of the human existence. Her art is surrealistic, often purposely naïve and disproportional, but surprisingly expressive . Her poetry is written in the similar manner; words twisted by the cosmic sounds to express the pain of immortal Love.
Tamara is a seeker after the true meaning of life. Her poems are like the sign-posts on the treacherous inner road of self discovery . Dressed in the red robe of Love, blinded with the Light in front of her, she tries to make sense of her feelings in the clash with alchemical processes of the heart. The need to take control over destiny is ever present. But every verse is yet another question mark in the questionnaire of life that has no end.
Besides painting and poetry, Tamara is a translator to and from Serbian into English language, as well as lover of Tarot and the author of the “Visionary Tarot” 78 card deck.
All rights reserved. No art work and/or any images on this blog may be used or reproduced by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or by any information storage retrieval system without the written permission of the author Tamara Nikolic.
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-December 2005, Joint Exhibition with artists Bogdan Miscevic and Malcolm Robinson in the Permanent Mission of Serbia & Montenegro with the UN, in New York
-April 2006. Salon de Rose Croix, Bayonne, NJ
-April 2007, The 39th Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts,Brooklyn, NY
-October 4, 2008, Rosecroix Salon, Masonic Hall, 71W 23rd Street, 12th floor, New York; 12-2PM, with artist David Lindez.
-April 2009, The 41st Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
- September 27th- October 6th 2013, Creations Art Show, Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue, New York, 10040
“Tamara Nikolic’s UNIVERSAL CULTURE VISIONARY TAROT DECK taps into the collective unconscious of all cultures. The monumental achievement of painting seventy-eight provocative images was borne out of Mrs. Nikolic’s drive to create and funnel the joy of life into her art. Like a good book you never want to end, she devoured each image and lesson of the Tarot. Light shines through even in the darker, more challenging steps of the Tarot. There is always hope. It is my great honor to write this Guide and the accompanying Book describing her astonishing work.”
(from the Quick Guide to Meanings by Catherine Riggs-Bergesen, Psy.D. April 2008)
"The Artwork of Modern Tarot" -review by Adam McLean