Tanya is a semi abstract painter and photographer, inspired by the Australian landscape. Tanya likes the colour and sparseness of the outback, rainforest, bushland, flowers, rivers and creeks, beaches, Australian streetscapes, old houses, and cityscapes. Tanya also loves to express her emotions through her artworks.
Tanya’s technique is free and rapid, which is in sync with her sometimes fast mind. She drips, pours, flicks and smears paint onto the canvas, “which I thoroughly enjoy doing… I find it energetic and fun! I also find painting to be tiring and reflective… when I am tapping into my emotional work,” she said.
Recently Tanya has been experimenting with adding more dimensions to her artwork. This includes objects, sound, smell and texture. She is happy to make her art more accessible to all of our senses, and to those experiencing disability.
Tanya has exhibited in two exhibitions curated by Access Arts at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital including Time (2019) and Dreams (2020).
She has also exhibited in exhibitions curated by Access Arts at KPMG including Celebrating Difference (2019), Journey to the other side (2020), and Visitors (2021) at Brisbane Powerhouse. Other recent highlights include exhibiting as part of IGNITE: 7 at Brindabella Business Park in Canberra, Paralym Art World Cup in Tokyo, and invited to paint a mural as part of Brisbane Street Art Festival (2022).