Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nibblefest Artist Interview: Tammy Gulat

Nibblefest Artist Interview: Tammy Gulat

Art by Tammy Gulat

How long have you been creating art (and/or) selling it online? 

Wow! Like so many of us, I can’t remember a time without art in my life. I love it and have tried my hand at many things, like wood carving, quilting and other fiber arts, fused glass, and sculpture, but painting is my true passion. In particular ACEO (art cards editions and originals) and small format acrylic painting. In February 2012 I got up the nerve to try selling some ACEO on eBay. I was terrified, wondering if anyone would put up the $2.99 opening bid for one of my paintings. Happily someone did!


How did you first hear about Nibblefest and when did you first start Nibblefesting?

I was fortunate early on, to meet a gal through eBay who was not only an avid collector, but also a fantastic person in general. She was the one that turned me on to Nibblefest. In July of 2012, I entered for the first time, and came in second with my painting titled “Fairies Three”.

 Art by Tammy Gulat


What do you enjoy about Nibblefest? 

My favorite thing about Nibblefest is the number of people who view our art. The first time my eBay counter went to 100, I was stunned! Whether people bid or not, the exposure alone makes entering the contest a MUST.


Who are your Favorite artistic influences?

I have a handful of artistic influences. The biggest being my artistically gifted father who taught me some simple truths about art and life which live in my heart. To him I am forever grateful.  Next is the amazing Frida Kahlo for her honest art. She is a person I enjoy painting almost as much as she did. I admire both Salvadore Dali and Pablo Picasso for giving me the freedom to explore my head on canvas, no holds barred. Last but not least, I owe a nod to the man who spent his life painting the strange and odd on a grand scale, with bold color and humor, the king of freak show banners, Fred G. Johnson.

Art by Tammy Gulat




Tell us something interesting about you that many people online don't already know.

Here's something not too many people know. I just got two budgies (parakeets). My menagerie grows! I’m at two dogs (Marvel and Poky), two cats (Charky and Cheety), nine wacky goats (Really? Name them? Sis, Georgia Brown, Lucy, Weedy, HiDeHo, Clawdy, Zippy, Blazy, and Breezie) and two birds (Bullet and Trixie)! OMG! And now everyone knows I’m a nut too!

What is your favorite Nibblefest ever sold?

My favorite Nibblefest ever was the “Doors” theme. I felt my painting was just the right combination of ‘what the heck’ and cool.


Art by Tammy Gulat

What would be your Nibblefest dream theme? 

I don’t have a dream theme. Trying to come up with a painting for a random theme is part of the challenge and is totally fun!

What do you do to drive traffic to your Nibblefest auction(s)?

My favorite thing to do is share my auction links in Facebook Groups. Sometimes I just post with my link, “It's time for Nibblefest!  All nibbles are welcomed!” I hope it makes people chuckle and a little curious.

Art by Tammy Gulat


What are you working on right now? (Side projects? Wip?)

Today I have a cute half painted Patriotic ACEO longing to be finished on my table. It’s been sitting there since Friday. It was supposed to be listed on the Fourth of July, but the Fourth of July festivities got in the way! Thank goodness Patriotic cutie pies with their Boston terrier and an American Flag never go out of style!

Where can people find your work?

So, if you are interested in my brand of Art, the wacky and weird, or perhaps a little something adorable and Patriotic (if I ever get it finished), visit my Etsy shop TammyGulatArt , friend me on Facebook  at Tammy Gulat Art , to see my rarely blogged on blog  Tammy Gulat Art2o , and of course, feel free to nibble on ebay, where I am also known as speedyt123, but searching Gulat will get you all my current auction listings!




Art by Tammy Gulat








6 comments:

  1. Wonderful interview Tammy! You started ACEOs in 2012!?! I could have sworn that you were in the ACEO world for longer. :) I'm not a bit surprised that it sold though, not one bit.
    *HUGS*

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  2. What a great interview, Tammy! I think at some point there ought to be a Tammy Gulat Art Museum because it's so much fun visiting your world of whimsy which is so unique and original!

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  3. FAB Tammy! I never seen that eyeball/"jackknife" painting b4 I must say I absolutely LOVE it, just stunning! Great interview! <3 TFS!

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  4. You are a wonderful inspiration, and I totally admire you and your art. Great interview, Tammy!

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  5. Fantastic Tammy!!! Love your art.. quirky and fun! Great interview!! Oh and I'm jealous you have goats! :D

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