I am originally from the UK and currently based in Las Vegas, NV.
I focus mainly on oil painting and photography, dabbled with transferring my images onto wood and have begun creating art using pigmented resin.
My passion for art began at an early age while watching my dad paint using watercolours, along with being shown my grandfathers work. So painting, photography, making things from wood, beads, glass and metal is innate in me due to my family's creative gene and other artist influences.
I lived in Chicago for 12 years and worked for an artist who was completing her MFA. We'd talk about art/artists, visit galleries and museums, I'd watch her work and assisted her in a student show.
My artistic journey has stopped and started many times over the years. It was when I relocated to Las Vegas in 2004 and introduced to a local artists guild that things changed for me. Joining this community helped reignite my creativity and encouraged me to participate in shows and exhibitions.
I find it very uplifting and rewarding to see people smiling when they are looking at my work. Often times it seems to motivate the viewer to visit the place I have photographed or take a painting class or treat themselves to one of my art pieces. This truly inspires me to continue creating.
My love of traveling has taken me to some fantastic places. I am in awe of mother nature and the amazing scenes I'm able capture with my camera.
Art & Photography is available on fine art paper, glossy/matte prints and on canvas.
Member of CCAG - Clark County Artist Guild (Las Vegas) 2010 - 2017
Board Member of CCAG 2011 -2017
Member of CCAG Membership, Newsletter, Marketing/PR, fundraising, and education committees, Assistant to President and VP.
Tanya's Previous Exhibitions:
Sahara West Library - Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
Summerlin Library - Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
Dick Blick - Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Henderson & Centennial Libraries - 2011