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My name is Tama, and I am a 21 year old college student. Currently, I am studying graphic design at the University of North Texas, but I do plenty of painting and illustration on the side!

I am also the co-administrator of Young Mineral Collectors, an organization dedicated to fostering passion for minerals within the younger generations.
 

Crystal and mineral collecting has always been a great love of mine; I started my current collection five years ago, but I’ve spent my whole life admiring the beauty of minerals!  I started out collecting little polished Labradorites and small fossils, but now I am slowly curating a wonderful miniature collection, with minerals from all over the world (but especially southern Africa.)

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I started photographing minerals in the summer of 2019, and I began painting mineral specimens in late 2019.  Recreating the beauty of minerals in art is an incredibly rewarding experience.  I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork as much as I enjoy making them!

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