Oil on canvas

30" x 24"





“Toys and Games” is a series of colorful, abstract oil paintings with shapes and colors which dance across each canvas.  They are designed to elicit memories of childhood play.  


Using vision and their tactile sense, infants reach for colors and to feel hard, soft, animate and inanimate shapes around them.  Through this process of rudimentary play, they explore the elements and confines of their world.  As infants grow through childhood, play becomes more sophisticated and interactive depending on their cultural environments. 


Today, there are  thousands of toys and games – many of which did not exist fifty years ago.  For the adult  viewer of these paintings, the toys and games remembered may be very different than those known to today’s children. It is my hope that my paintings will foster memories and dialogue about one’s special toys or games  and will encourage all of us to take more time to play.




Theodosia A. G. Tamborlane of Dunedin, Florida, is an abstract artist and illustrator. Her paintings use dynamic colors and  combine gestural movements with geometric lines and forms in a deliberative yet free spirited process in series paintings with particular themes.


Since 2008 her works have been in over 150 solo  and  group exhibitions in New York City, N.J., PA. and FL. and have been awarded First Prizes; featured in Still Point Magazine and the Manhattan International Art Gallery. Her paintings are in private and public collections in the United States, Japan and the Netherlands. She has 110 paintings placed in seven New Jersey Hospital Foundations, and 13 in University and Private Foundations.  Her 2014 New York City Partners International exhibition “Ideas in Abstraction 2008-2013" was comprised of 85 paintings from ten differing series. Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters 2015 solo show  presented, “Five Seasons.” 2016 her “City Scapes” series was first shown and her “Cast Shadows” series in 2017. In 2018 she returned to Johnson & Johnson for a solo show combing “City Scapes and Cast Shadows” and to ART EXPO, in New York City.  In 2019 Theo’s paintings have been selected for national distribution by Blick Art Magazine, a  guide for collectors and design professionals. 


She studied at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is on the Board of Directors of the  Florida Professional Association of Visual Arts; Member, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Fl., the NJ Contemporary Art Group and the Visual Arts Center of NJ. She holds an Associate of Fine Arts Degree, a BA, MPA and JD all from New Jersey schools.


Theo is the Founder of the Uncommon Art group in Dunedin and has been represented by the Art Blend Gallery, Fort Laudedale,Fl.

"Toys and Games XII" Theodosia Tamborlane


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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