Artist Statements


An embryo is physically connected to its mother from conception. Once born, a child experiences daily connections with and communications from care givers and family members. From the time a person wakes in the morning until sleep comes at night, he/she is constantly receiving messages and information and responding to them.

Connections and communications constantly support, shape, and limit us. Today, our minds sort through masses of information presented by media, computers, phones, and technological devices. By disconnecting from these devices we find quiet time to ponder who we are and what we want to do – not just what others want us to be or do.

Human and technological connections in different forms wrap around and engulf us day after day. We need to maintain those connections and receive those messages that are important for our well being and growth. However, the challenge is to make choices and to disengage from people and devices that are non-essential and harmful.

The colorful, abstract paintings in the series “Connections & Communications” express visually the depth of entanglements in relation to the differing communities in which we live, the communications we receive, and the complexity of the technology with which we engage. Feelings of happiness, sadness, fear, hope, and despair can be found in these entangled line paintings. Each one challenges the viewer to question the benefits and detriments of today’s complicated world.

Our lives are brief, our journeys personal. Hopefully, the images in my paintings will evoke thoughts and feelings about your life journey. As Dag Hammarskjold, the Swedish statesman, wrote: “The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.”

Ms. Tamborlane is an active member of the Art Students League, the New Century Artist Gallery and the Pen and Brush in New York City. In New Jersey she is affiliated with the New Jersey Contemporary Art Group, Studio Montclair, the Arts Council of the Morris Area and the Woodbridge Artisans’ Guild. Her website is and her email is


“Toys and Games”

“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 childhood memories of play.  How children learn about the world and to communicate with other children and interact with adults is by play.  Play is a child’s most important work.

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 – most 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 Ms. Tamborlane’s hope that these paintings will foster dialogue among older and younger generations about their special moments with the toys and games they recall and encourage individuals to take time to play with others across generational lines.

Ms. Tamborlane has her paintings in personal collections in the United States and the Netherlands. Ms. Tamborlane is a member of the Art Students League in New York City, New Century Artists and Pen and Brush Galleries in New York City, the Contemporary Art Group of New Jersey, Studio Montclair and the Woodbridge Artisans Guild. Ms. Tamborlane can be contacted at  Her website is



2012 Blue Dot Recipient, Art Student League, New York, New York.
  Selected Juried Artist, 2012 Gaelen Juried Art Show, Whippany, New Jersey. Jurors: Marjories Frankel Nathanson, Executive Director, Hunterdon Art Museum; Andy Foster, Owner, Gallery 51; Mimi Weinberg, Professor Seton Hall and Montclair State Universities.
2011 Selected Juried Artist, 2011 International Fine Arts Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Juror: Irvine M. Lippman, Executive Director, The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.
2010 Selected Juried Artist, Florida West National Exhibition, Bonita Springs, Florida. Jurors: Anonymous Panel and Patrick Distasio, Florida West Director.
2009 Selected Juried Artist, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, New York.Juror: Jerelle Kraus, former Art Director of New York Times.
2009 Selected Juried Artist, “The Conductor & the Lady,” New Jersey Symphony, Newark,  New Jersey.
2008 First Prize, “Autumn Collage,” Watchung Arts Center Juried Competition, Watchung, New Jersey.
2008 First Prize, “In the Shower,” Fine Arts Society, Union County College, New Jersey.
2007 First Prize, “Birch Trees,” Founders’ Competition, Union County College, New Jersey.


Selected Solo Shows

2015 Confirmed Johnson & Johnson Corporate Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2012 Artist Framer Gallery, Cranford, New Jersey.
Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, New Jersey.
2011 Lundbeck Research USA, Inc., Corporate Offices, Paramus, New Jersey
New Jersey Network Corporate Offices, Trenton, New Jersey.
2010 New Jersey Network Corporate Offices, Trenton, New Jersey.
2009 Simply Gallery, Cranford, New Jersey
Art Way Gallery, Princeton Alliance, Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Writers of Union College, Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey.
New Jersey State Bar Association, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Watchung Art Center, Watchung, New Jersey.
The Pearl Street Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Simply Gallery, Cranford, New Jersey.
Valley National Bank, Cranford, New Jersey.
PNC Bank, Westfield, New Jersey.


Selected Group Shows

2012 Juried, Gaelen Gallery West, Whippany, New Jersey.
Studio Montclair Galleries, Montclair, New Jersey.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, New Jersey.
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey.
The Artist Framer, Cranford, New Jersey.    
2011 Juried  International Fine Art Painting Exhibit, Artists Haven Gallery,Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Pen and Brush, New York City, New York.
Art Student League, New York City, New York.
Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York City, New York.
Juried, The Grace Institute Art Gallery, New York City, New York
Manhattan Borough President’s Office Gallery, New York City, New York .
Juried, A. T. Kearney, Inc., New York City, New York.          
Juried, The Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The Artist Framer, Cranford, New Jersey.     
Watchung Art Center, Watchung, New Jersey.
Woodbridge Artists Guild, Woodbridge, New Jersey .
Ashenfelter, Slous, McConough & Trevenen, Montclair, New Jersey.
UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.
Juried, Atlantic Health System Wallace Art Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
The Atrium Gallery, Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, New Jersey
2010 Manhattan Borough President’s Office Gallery, New York City, New York.
New Century Artists, New York City, New York.
Juried Florida West National Show, Bonita Springs, Florida.
New Jersey Network Corporate Offices,Trenton, New Jersey.
Art Council of Morris County Invitational Show, Morristown, New Jersey.
Watchung Art Gallery Juried Fall Exhibition Watchung, New Jersey.
Montclair Library, Montclair, New Jersey.
L & M Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Union County Freeholders Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Woodbridge Artisians Guild Gallery, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
The Artist Framer, Cranford, New Jersey.
2009 New Century Artists Gallery, New York, New York, July and September.
Pen and Brush, New York City, New York, Juried Show.
Watchung Art Center, Watchung, New Jersey.
Altenberg Piano House, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Contemporary Art Group, Watchung Arts Center.
South Street Gallery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey.
The Artist Framer, Cranford, New Jersey.
Jersey Central Art Studio, Cranford, New Jersey.
Elizabeth Arts Council, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
2008 Artists at the Mill, Lafayette, New Jersey.
Art Visions 2009, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Newark, New Jersey.
Westfield Art Association, Westfield, New Jersey.
Contemporary Art Group, Watchung Arts Center, April & September.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey.
Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, Somerville, New Jersey.
Tomasullo Gallery, Cranford, New Jersey, “Hero and Monster.”
2007 Union County Art Show, Union, New Jersey.
Cranford Arts Celebration, Cranford, New Jersey.


Galleries With Paintings On Display

“New Century Artists,” 530 W. 25th Street, New York, New York
“Simply,” 11 Walnut Street, Cranford, New Jersey
“The Artist Framer,” North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey
“ Riverbank Arts,” Main Street, Stockton, New Jersey.


Paintings On Loan


Valley National Bank, Cranford, New Jersey 2008 – 2011.



Publications Where Paintings and Poems Appeared


“The Sheaf,” Union County College Literary Arts Magazine:
Fall 2010: “Fantasy I” and poem, “The Artist.”
Spring 2010: “Proteas in Blue Bowl;”
May 2009: “Celebrate I” (Cover) and “Spring Surprise.”
May 2008:“Solitude,” “Contemplation,” “Summer Countryside.”
February 2008: “Garden Gate,” (Cover) Sand, Sea, Sky,”& “Blue Trees.”




“Ombrello’s World,” Union Reunion, Spring 2012.

“Cranford Artist’s Fifth Anniversary Exhibition,” Suburban News, March 21, 2012.

“Reception March 10th for Artist’s Anniversary Exhibition,” Cranford Chronicle, March 9, 2012.

“Local Artist Featured,” Cranford Chronicle, February 24, 2012.

“Tamborlane’s “Early Works” At Artist Framer Gallery,” The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains -Fanwood Times, February 23, 2012.

“Local artist on exhibit,” Cranford Chronicle, February 17, 2012.

“Cranford artist dedicates work to Union County College,” Cranford Chronicle, January 27, 2012.

“Artwork Donated to College,” Courier News, January 13, 2012.

“Painting captures ‘Ombrello’s World,’” Union County Local Source, December 29,2011.

“Cranford Artist’s Work on Exhibit in New York City,” Cranford Chronicle, December 16, 2011.

“Tamborlane’s Sixteen Paintings Featured in Montclair, NJ Exhibition,” Free Press, October 20, 2011.

“Tamborlane’s ‘Fiesta’ In UMDNJ Fall Arts Festival,” The Westfield Leader and the Scotch Plains -Fanwood Times, October 6, 2011

“Cranford Artist Exhibiting Her Work in Morristown,” Cranford Chronicle, September 23. 2011.

“Tamborlane’s Painting Selected for International Exhibition,” Suburban News, May 25, 2011.

“Tamborlane’s Painting Selected For An International Competition,” Cranford Chronicle, May 27, 2011.

“Tamborlane on Exhibit at NJN Corporate Office,” Suburban News, March 9, 2011

“Boulevard Bistro Casual Italian Restaurant,” The Star Ledger, December 16, 2010 – “Accenting the restaurant’s walls are works from local artist Theodosia Tamborlane that match the theme of The Boulevard Bistro – classic with a touch of modern spunk.”

“Manhattan Gallery Selects Cranford Artist’s Work,” The Westfield Leader and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times, December 16, 2010

“Cranford Artist’s Work Selected for Manhattan Gallery,” Suburban News, December 8, 2010.

“Cranford Artist’s Work Selected for Manhattan Show,” Cranford Chronicle, December 3, 2010.

“Cranford Artist’s Work Selected for National Juried Exhibition,” Suburban News, November 24, 2010.

“Cranford Artist Theodosia Tamborlane Selected for National Juried Exhibition,” Cranford Chronicle, November 19, 2010.

“Local Artist to Exhibit Work at National Show,”Star Ledger, November 19, 2010.

“Alum’s Passion for Art Becomes A New Career,” by Aline Avanso, Union County College Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2010.

“Cranford Artist Tamborlane Selected for Exhibition by Morris County Arts Council,” Cranford Chronicle, May 21, 2010.

“NJN Selects Tamborlane Paintings for Art Show,” Cranford Chronicle, April 22, 2010.

“Tamborlane’s NYC Exhibit to Feature, ‘Seven Days,’” Suburban News March 3, 2010.

“Cranford Artist Theodosia Tamborlane’s NYC Exhibit to Feature ‘Seven Days,’” Cranford Chronicle, February 25, 2010.

“Cranford Artist Returns to NJ for Annual Fall Show,” Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains – Fanwood Times, October 22, 2009.

“Tamborlane’s Art on Exhibit at New York Gallery, “ Suburban News, September 2, 2009.

“Cranford Artist Theodosia A. G. Tamborlane featured at New York City’s New Century,” Suburban News, July 2, 2009.

“Artists Tug ‘Art Strings’ to Benefit Symphony, “  Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains – Fanwood Times, June 5, 2009.

“Cranford Artist to Exhibit ‘Change,’” Cranford Chronicle, January 27, 2009.

“Cranford Artist Creates Art Strings Violin for NJ Symphony Orchestra,” Cranford Chronicle, January 15, 2009.

“Cranford Artist at the Mill,” Cranford Chronicle, December 25, 2008.

“Tamborlane to Show at Artists at the Mill,” New Jersey Herald, December 14, 2008.

“Tamborlane’s Art Takes Viewer on Varied ‘Paths,’” Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains – Fanwood Times, September 18, 2008.

“Cranford Artist Presents Works at Watchung Art Center,” Cranford Chronicle, August 29, 2008.

“Cranford Attorney Gets ‘Hooked’ on Painting,” Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains – Fanwood Times, July 31, 2008.

Pintora de Cranford en la Galeria de Pearl Street,” La Voz, July 3, 2008.

“Paintings by Cranford Resident on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery,” The Informer, July 2008; Union County News, June 2008; Star Ledger, June 2008.

“Artist at Law,” New Jersey Law Journal, May 19, 2008.

“State Bar Association Features Cranford Artist,” Cranford Chronicle May 2008.

“Cranford Painter Wins First Prize,” Suburban News and Cranford Chronicle, February 2008.

“Davson’s Hero and Monster at UCC,” Suburban News, January 16, 2008.




Professional Affiliations


NJ State Council on the Arts Union County Local Arts Grant Program Reviewer
The Art Students League, New York, New York.
New Century Artists Gallery,  New York, New York.
The Pen and Brush, Inc., New York, New York.
The Contemporary Art Group of New Jersey.
Woodbridge Artisan Guild, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Studio Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey
Arts Council of the Morris Area, Morristown, New Jersey
The Watchung Art Association, Watchung, New Jersey
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey



Graduate 2008, A.A., Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Union County College, Cranford, NJ.
Other Studies: The Art Students League, New York, NY 2010 – 2011;
The Yard School, Montclair, NJ 2009;
du Cret School of Art, Plainfield, NJ 2007.

Graduate 1982,  J.D., Seton Hall Law School. Centennial Scholarship Recipient.
Graduate 1980,  M.P.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University. Summa Cum Laude.

New Jersey Garden State Fellowship 1978-1980.
Graduate 1978,  B.A., Drew University. Summa Cum Laude. 
Graduate 1962 , A.A. Peirce College of Business, Summa Cum Laude.

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