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 Live painting is a form of visual performance art, in which artists complete a piece in a public performance, often at a concert hall, during a classical music concert, at a bar or restaurant with live music, at jazz concerts, at a wedding reception, or public event, accompanied by a DJ or live music.
 The artwork created is always improvisational but may be planned if the customer orders to paint the musician's portrait.
Tamara is often inspired by jazz, rock and classical music. The idea of music emerges frequently in Tamara’s paintings. She believes that shades resonate with each other to produce visual chords and have an influence on the soul.

Tamara will be starting her piece inspired by Live music on a blank canvas at the start of the concert. She is a synesthete and synesthesia is when you hear music, but you see shapes. You will watch how she will transform her painting throughout the night. Usually, her one-of-a-kind art piece will be put up for silent auction at the end of the event. Tamara always share 50 percent of the price sold during the auction with the musician, as an appreciation for inspiration during her paintng.

Live Painting during Hakob Jaghatspanyan "All colours of Autumn" concert.

2019, October 4

​1 Lord Seaton Road, Toronto, ON, 


Live Painting during Sinfonia Toronto Musical Garden Party.

2019, June 9

​Toronto, ON, 

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Live Painting on Stage with Ara Arakelyan and Armenia Meets Cuba Jazz Project.

February 15, 2019

Armenian Youth Centre, Toronto.

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Live Painting on Stage with Narine Mardoyan, Ara Arakelyan and Sona Barseghyan 

 Arts & Music School 

2017, December 30

​160 Shorting Rd., Scarborough, ON, 

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Live Painting on Stage with Mitch Smolkin

2016, february 14

Toronto Centre for the Arts

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Live Painting on Stage with Levon Ichkhanian

2015, September 12

Jazz Bistro

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Live Painting on Stage 

Astor Piazolla - Argentinian Tango Night

2017, March 17

North York

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Live Painting on Stage with Ara Arakelyan and Sona Barseghyan

Concert of Hope​

2016, October 23

North York

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Live Painting on Stage with Narine Mardoyan and Ara Arakelyan

2016, June 23

N Studio, Toronto.

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Live Painting on Stage with Shakura S'Aida.
2012, May 28.
Hugh's Room, Toronto.

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Live Painting with Sinfonia Toronto.
2020, February 22.
George Weston Recital Hall - Toronto Centre for the Arts. 


Live Painting with Sinfonia Toronto.
May 7, 2022.
George Weston Recital Hall - Meridian Arts Centre 

Fundraising concert with Ara Arakelyan-Together for Artsakh 
November 15, 2020, Toronto
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11 paintings ( 8 acrylics on canvas and 3 watercolours on paper) were created on stage during 5 hours of concert and 3 hours of rehearsal for the fundrasing concert, Together for Artsakh.
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Live Painting with Arpi Alto and Emil Khachaturian Trio
May 4, 2024, Toronto

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