Contract Artist • Scenic Artist • Set Painter • Special F/X Artist • Entertainment Industry, Motion Pictures and Film
Hi, I'm Tamar Dick. Welcome to my site and thank you for finding me here!
Tamar Dick's Bio:
Tamar Dick has a 25 year experience history in the fine arts and entertainment industry.
"Self-educated, beginning at an early age, Tamar Dick left the east coast at 18 years of age for career oppertunities in the Entertainment Industry in California.
Beginning as a freelance artist and cutting her teeth on a variety of low-budget projects and horror movies, she was initiated into IATSE Local 729 while employed on the second season of John Landis's, Dream On. In 1991 she became a working member of union productions as a Set Painter, but still continued her passion for more of the creative freedoms that the independent film productions and projects offered."
With strengths in tackling technically challenging projects and attention to fine detail, she has established herself as a leading talent in the scenic and contract arts, spanning a diverse genre of projects and applications. With skills ranging from improvising on a limited budget to large scale union productions, no project is beyond the scope of the ingenuity and dedication in bringing it to fruition.
Tamar has kept busy in the arts and entertainment field throughout the US and Canada, and has shown her artwork in art galleries in California and on the east coast.
Tamar Dick's Experience:
Contract Artist at Freelance Artist1989 - Present | East Coast - West Coast
Antique Coffee Table, Scenic Antique Paint Application (Resurfacing/Refinishing) • POPMART Art Gallery, Halloween Shows (Illustrative Works) • 21st Century Toys, Ultimate Soldier Line (Prototype Painting) • Wake Me When I'm Famous Art Gallery, in collaboration with Todd Masters (Sculpture Installation) • Ferangi Staff (Star Trek Props / Replicas) • Fuzio Bistro, Previously Mezzaluna in Brentwood, Ca (Scenic Treatment of Patio Enclosure) • Thomas R. Dickens Yangchuanosaurus Model Kit (Prototype Painting) • Art Restoration, Pasedena Church (Resin Replacement / Paint Match to Original) • "Poison Ivy" (Wardrobe/Costume: Commissioned Artwork) • Lucky Store Commercial (Prop Fabrication)
Founding Board Member at SouthSide Film Festival2003 - Present | Bethlehem, Pa
Festival Committee Chair: Resource Coordinator • Coordinated Work With 3 Additional Committees : Filmmaker Coordinator • Venue Coordinator • Press Release Coordinators
Special Effects Artist at Freelance Artist1989 - 2008 | Hollywood, Ca
Stargate SG-1 (Seaming) • Beer Money (Seaming) • Dinosaur Valley Girls (Creature F/X - Puppeteering / Miniatures) • Screamers (Special Make-up F/X Assistant) • Army of Darkness a.k.a. Evil Dead III (Prop Fabrication / Scenic Paint) • Silent Night Deadly Night IV: Initiation (Special Make-up F/X) • Howling VI: The Freaks (Puppeteering) • Radio Flyer (Special Make-up F/X Assistant) • Bride of the Re-animator (Special Make-up F/X Assistant) • The Playroom a.k.a. Schizo (Puppeteering) • Gross Anatomy (Special Make-up F/X Assistant) • OTHER: Dinosaur Valley Girls Allosaurus Model Kit (Sculpting / Paint Match to Original) • Hercules Parade Floats, Disneyland (Special F/X Artist) • Orkin Commercial (Puppeteering) • Bell of Canada Commercial (Creature F/X - Sculpting / Moldmaking) • Electrolysis Needle Fabricator (A.R. Hinkle Company)
Lead Scenic Painter at Freelance Artist1997 - Present | Hollywood, Ca
Creature Unknown a.k.a. Inhuman (Micheal Burnett Productions) • Sasquatch Hunters a.k.a. Primeval (The Flickerscope Company) • Quigley (Quigley Productions) • 2001 Chrysler-Plymouth International Photo Ad Campaign (Primary Scenery) • 3 International Commercials (Practical & Miniature - Tribal Scenery) • Without Charlie (Without Vicki Productions) • Sean Masterson, Don't Judge, Just Love (TV Pilot) • Lucent Technologies Commercial
Set Painter at I.A.T.S.E. Local 729 Set Painters & Sign Writers1991 - Present | Hollywood, Ca
HIGHLIGHTS: JAG / NCIS (Season Premiere) • State of Grace • Crusade (Lead Painter - Season One) • Babylon 5 • Felicity • Godzilla (1997) • Working • Rosanne • Deadly Games • Caroline in the City • Seinfeld • Grace Under Fire • Beverly Hills 90210 • The Last Action Hero • Where I Live (Disney Pilot) • Quantum Leap • The Owl (Lorimar Pilot) • Class Act • Dream On (Second Season)
Miniature Painting at Freelance Artist1990 - Present | Hollywood, Ca
ORBITZ 3 Commercial Spots (Fantasy II Film Effects) • The Last Man on Planet Earth a.k.a. Adam (Sci-Fi Channel) • No Way Back (NEO Pictures) • Firestone Commercial • Wonderful World of Disney / Mann's Chinese Theater Commercial (Design Setters) • Flight of the Intruder (Miniature Fabrication/Painting)
Festival Committee Chair: Resource Coordinator at SouthSide Film Festival2003 - 2004 | Bethlehem, Pa
Worked/Coordinated in Collaboration with: Filmmaker Coordinator • Venue Coordinator • Press Release Coordinators
Wardrobe/Dresser at State Theatre2003 - 2003 | Easton, Pa
"Saturday Night Fever"
Scenic Painter at Tribal Scenery1995 - 2001 | Burbank, Ca
Various TV Commercials (Practical & Miniature Sets): Dodge Intrepid • Nike • Milky Way • Nestle
Group Show Artist at Wake Me When I'm Famous Art Gallery2000 - 2000 | Los Angeles, Ca
Sculpture Installation Piece, Created in Collaboration with Todd Masters
Miniature Paint Supervisor at Isolated Ground2000 - 2000 | Glendale, Ca
Pert Shampoo Commercial
Scenic Painter at Isolated Ground1998 - 2000 | Glendale, Ca
Various TV Commercials (Practical & Miniature Sets) -- Snapple
Head Scenic Painter at Stargate Films1998 - 1998 | Burbank, Ca
US MARINES Commercial: "Rite Of Passage" (Practical & Miniature Sets)
Scenic Artist at Freelance Artist1989 - Present | Hollywood, Ca
"Scream" - Music Video (Tribal Scenery) • "Miracle Landing" (Introvision International)
Scenic Painter at Dallas Music Hall at Fair Park1996 - 1996 | Dallas, Texas
"Andrew Lloyd Webber - Music of the Night"
Commercial / Industrial Painter at Moffett Commercial Paint Contracting1995 - Present | Arlington, Texas
Six Flags Over Texas • Abbott Laboratories • Mohawk Labs • Behr Climate Systems • Solvay Engineered Polymers • Texas Instruments • Rocket Air Supply • Haliburton Energy Services • Pepsi-Cola/Pepsico • Sachem, Inc. • Johnson Controls • Cowboys Stadium • On The Border Restaurants • Landmark Aviation
Scenic Artist at TW Design1995 - 1995 | Dallas, Texas
Trade Shows • Toy Fair • Mattel
Staff Artist/Scenic Painter at Dallas Stage Scenery1995 - 1995 | Dallas, Texas
Dallas Opera • Mary Kay Trade Show
Associate Producer/Make-up at "What do Women Really Want?"1991 - 1991 | Hollywood, Ca
Shop Assistant at Landmark Entertainment Group1990 - 1990 | North Hollywood, Ca
OITA Mini Plants
Special Effects Artist at Screaming Mad George1990 - 1990 | Sun Valley, Ca
"Silent Night Deadly Night IV: Initiation"
Fiber Glass Mold-Maker at Landmark Roboshop1989 - 1989 | North Hollywood, Ca
Fiberglass Moldmaking Assistant
Billboard Artist at Toni Joni Art Studio1989 - 1989 | Hollywood, Ca
Music Industry Advertising • Tower Records, Sunset Blvd.
Tamar Dick's Education:
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)1988 – 1992Certified Open Water Diver - 3 Recreation/Physical Education College Credits (ACE)Concentration: SCUBA Open Water Diver, Underwater Navigator Specialty, Deep Diver SpecialtyActivities: Confined Water Dives, Open Water Dives, Safety Procedures, Emergency First Aid, Stage Decompression, Physical Science, Underwater Rescue, Navy Dive Tables, Boat & Beach Entry, Signaling Techniques, Free Diving
United States Space Camp1987 – 1987Certificate of Graduation - 1 General Science Credit (University of Alabama-Huntsville)Concentration: Advanced Space AcademyActivities: Explore Topics in Science and Technology in Innovative Ways, Challenging and Improving Interpersonal Skills Such as Teamwork and Communication, Space History, Physical Science; Motions and Forces, Astronaut Training & Simulators: 1/6th Chair, Multi-Axis Trainer, Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), G Force, Space Shot, Spacewalk Simulator, Climbing Wall, Crew Systems, Water Activities (SCUBA), Simulated Missions; Role of a Member of Mission Control (Launch/Landing Director); Mission Orientation, Shuttle Orientation, Mission Training, Script Practice, Shuttle Mission & Mission Debriefing, Science as Inquiry; Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry, Conducted the Types of Experiments Performed on the International Space Station Using the Scientific Method, Problem Solving and the Types of Experiments Performed in Orbit, Teambuilding Course; (Teamleader), Designed Modular Space Station (Conceptual Drawings) That Met Particular Engineering Objectives in the International Space Station Computer Simulation
Mentorship Programs / Pennsylvania1986 – 1989Art • Conceptual Design • Sculpture • Construction • Stone MasonryConcentration: Project Planning, Drawing, Conceptual Illustration & Design, Sculpting (Mixed Media), Stone Masonry, Grant Writing, General Construction, Blueprint Reading, Floor Plan Design, Non-Profit Organizations...Activities: Apprentice to Ernest Zipparo, Stone Mason • Roseto, Pennsylvania • 1987 to 1988 Apprentice to artist Terry Niedzialek • Bangor, Pennsylvania • 1988 to 1989
Tamar Dick's Interests & Activities:
Aesthetics • Themed Environments • Art Conservation • Natural Decay in Nature as Textural Reference • Automated Showcase Design • Pocket & Drop Shelving Design • General Acoustics • Audio/Visual Design and Construction for Home Theater Systems • Themed Environment Design • Themed Lighting Design • Architectural Enhancement & Showcasing Using Special Lighting Effects • Science • Oceaneering • Online Research • New Ideas & Technology • Philosophy Studies • SCUBA Diving • Snorkeling • Free Diving • Plant Biology • Entomology • Social Justice • Health Education • Disease Prevention/Longevity Research • Permaculture • Landscaping • Hiking • Bicycling • Rock Climbing • Mountaineering • Progressive Medicine