I have worked in many mediums, such as clay, sketching, charcoal, watercolor, silk flowers, acrylic, pen and ink, oil, pastel, wood burning, carving, silk screening, sculpture, illustration, collage and design to name a few.  My favorite medium is oil painting, but I have no favorite subject.  I paint whatever moves me.   I adore all of creations colors and the silent wonder the sun adds to them! There will never be enough time to paint all the things that inspire me! I have a deep love for nature and Plein Air Painting and try to paint outdoors as often as possible!  I have been in various galleries, multiple National and International competitions and five published books to date.  Below is a brief description.


*Plein Air Tips and Tales (Memoirs of a Michigan Plein Air Painter) by Tamera Menard Ovall*

Inspiration: International Art Book, Contemporary Masters Collection 2017

International Art Book Inspiration volume 4 (June 2016)~ available on Amazon

International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci by Salvatore Russo (Italy) 2016

Art International Contemporary Magazine Volume One

The World’s Best  Oil Painters Volume One (available through Dick Blick)

The Artist Project by Gerry Paz

Art Takes Miami 2015

Connected  (Art Prize 2014)

Dictionary of Artists


OPA (Oil Painters of America)

Village Fine Art Association

Huron Valley Council for the Arts

American Portrait Society

Michigan Plein Air Painters

Glen Arbor Art Assn.

Plein Air Painters of America

Shows: (Entered/Participated in)

(Solo Plein Air show all my work) “Symphony of Colors” at HVCA Art Museum April 2016

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE LEONARDO DA VINCI, Florence Italy (January 2016)  Merit Award 

WON BEST IN JURIED ART SHOW Studio West Brighton Mi ( Sept 2015)

Studio 23 Bay City, MI~  Plein Air Show (FEATURED ARTIST) June 2016

Studio 23 Bay City, MI~ Womens Perspective Show September 2015

Saginaw Art Museum Bay Area Plein Air Show June 2015

(Solo gallery show) Studio West Brighton, MI May 2016

Art Prize 2014- Grand Rapids, MI

Views and Visions  (1995-2016) Won 2nd place and third place ribbon- Milford, MI

Plein Air Salon- Online

Art Takes Miami (My art is in the book)- Miami, FL

The Pink Horseshoe- Milford, MI

The Menagerie Room- Honorable Mention Award~ South Lyon, MI

PAN- (1996-2015) Won 2nd place ribbon Milford, MI

Milford Equestrian Show- Milford, MI

Livonia Civic Center – Livonia, MI

Oakland Community College Art Competition (Chancellor award and purchase for permanent display)- Union Lake, MI

Artavia- Online

Howell Paint Out- Howell, MI

Glen Arbor Paint Out- Glen Arbor, MI

The “Juried In” Class for the Saginaw Museum Plein Air Paint Out

Bay Area En Plein Air Paint Out 9June 2015)

Women’s perspective Exhibition, Gallery 23, Bay City (September 10, 2015)

Studio West juried Show Brighton, MI (September 11, 2015)

HVCA Solo artist Plein AIr show May 2016

VFAA SHAC Milford Mi 2016

PAN Art SHow SHAC Milford, MI 2019

Fresh Plein Air Show June 2019

Fresh Plein Air Show October 2020

Past Galleries:

The Aubergine Gallery, Milford MI

The Menagerie Room, South Lyon MI

Studio 23 Bay City, MI

Studio West, Brighton MI

HVCA Art Museum and Gallery, Highland, MI

SHAC Main Street, Milford

Current Galleries:

Christine’s Gallery Nahma, Mi


Online Galleries:




Michigan Plein Air Painters


The Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw MI

Bird Dog Hall of Fame (Cutter Painting)

Tamera’s Work