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About Carmen Tome

Carmen Tome Carmen Tome was born in Portugal and moved to the Okanagan with her family when she was eight. Revealing an aptitude for art early on, she won a few Best Of Drawing awards throughout her school years. Upon graduation from SOSS in Oliver, BC, Carmen won the Textiles & Clothing Design Award, Academic Honours and Bursaries. She went on to study at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver for three years.

Catching the photography bug in 1993, she immediately delved into creating unique photographic images, winning awards and booking a one woman gallery exhibition within months of buying a camera.

Freelancing out of Langley, BC, her photographic work took her all over Canada, the States and internationally with the emphasis on Lifestyle & Promotional Portraiture, Photographic Illustration and Fine Art Photography which sold privately and through many Galleries.

Alongside freelance photography, the passion to paint again arose in recent years and became more of a focus as time went on. Moving to Oliver in the Spring of 2011 marked a time of returning to her roots and sealed the transition into being an artist who works in both photography and painting.

Being an artist who has been described as a mad scientist, Carmen enjoys expressing with a diversity of many mediums as something new emerges in the flow. Going with the stream of consciousness she creates paintings using mixed media in any variation of acrylics, oils, coloured pencils, graphite pencils, inks, pastels and watercolours along with marble dust, gold and silver foils, papier-mache, plasters, portland cement, epoxies, metals, earth colours, stones, and anything else that captivates her.

Exhibitions, one woman and group, of her art and photography in Galleries and other Venues include Langley, Vancouver, Whistler, White Rock, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Harrison Hot Springs, Bowen Island, Vancouver Island, Quebec, Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, Seattle and Lloyds Gallery in Penticton. Presently, in Oliver, BC, her art is represented by the Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery (a one woman permanent exhibition) and also at the Okanagan Art Gallery, an artists cooperative gallery. She sells privately through her websites carmentome.com and http://carmen-tome.pixels.com/


ART AWARDS:

In Painting & Drawing:

Clothing and Design Award, SOSS
Best B&W Realism Drawings at 12 and 18
Mixed Media Acrylic Award, Surrey Art Gallery
Impressionism Animal Painting American Art Award
Realism Portrait Award with American Art Award

In Photography:

MPIO MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER IN FINE ART
Three times PPABC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Three times PPOC COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR & five runner up
Three times KODAK PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
First in Class Award in FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY (first time they had the award)
12 times First in Class Award in PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION
Four times First in Class Award in PICTORIAL
First in Class Award in PORTRAIT OF A GROUP
First in Class Award in PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Two times First in Class Award in PORTRAIT OF AN ANIMAL
First in Class Award in WEDDING PORTRAIT
First in Class Award in INDUSTRIAL
Three times First in Class Award in SCENIC
Eight times First in Class Award in UNCLASSIFIED
Nine First in Class Prestigious KODAK GALLERY AWARDS
Three First in Class FUJI MASTERPIECE AWARDS
One First in Class NIKON AWARD
Many Honourable Mentions