Tanya grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales, where
she developed a great love and appreciation of nature and the environment.
Developing an artistic style based a keen understanding of nature her
work is characterised by high detail and a devotion to capturing the true
spirit of the subject.
Tanya paints in various mediums such as Ink, Acrylics,
and Gouache however has come to appreciate the challenge and versatility
of Watercolour and now chooses it as her preferred medium. Finding that
she was constantly drawn to works portraying extreme detail and depicting
subjects such as flora and fauna she has decided to combine these two
aspects in most of her work.
Tanya is undertaking her final year of a degree in Natural
History at the University of Newcastle and was awarded the Margaret Senior
Wildlife Illustration prize for her major work. Last year she also became
an invited member of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Tanya exhibits her work in local galleries and throughout
various exhibitions nationwide.
Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout
Australia and overseas.
Tanya has exhibited her work in local galleries and various
NSW exhibitions, winning numerous awards.
Currently Tanya is completing her degree and works from
her studio in Jilliby, NSW.
Several Invited Exhibitions
Wyong Shire Festival of Arts 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
2006 Wildflowers Australia – New South Wales Parliament House
2007 Gosford Art Prize – Gosford Regional Gallery
2007, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011 BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia)
– Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.
2008, 2009 Central Coast Festival of Arts – Wyong
2010and 2012 Botanica – Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.
2011 Depicting Nature – Maitland Regional Gallery
2012 Artists of the Valley – Yarramalong
Several Awarded Prizes including:
2007 BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia) –
First –Native Section
2008 BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia) – Highly commended
2010 BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia) – First – Native
2007, 2008 BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia) – People’s
Choice Award. Over all Categories
2009 Highly commended Watercolour Section Central Coast Festival of Arts.
2009 Australian Artists Challenge, Flowers and Gardens – 3rd Place
2010 Overall Exhibition Winner – Artscrawl, Pokolbin Hunter Valley
2011 William Fletcher Foundation –Awarded the Talented Student Grant
2011 Margaret Senior Wildlife Illustration Award – Awarded to a
final year student in the Degree of Natural History
2012 WetlandCare Australia National Art Competition – Awarded 1st
Prize in the Open Art section.