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Tanya was born (18/12/1964), grew up in Cape Town, and attended Wynberg Girls' High School. She studied at Stellenbosch and obtained a BA in Fine Arts/Graphics degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1987. She currently works from home in Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa doing commission work for local and overseas art buyers.
Tanya specializes in gouache, a water-based paint and acrylic. Her work has been sold to both South African and overseas art buyers.
She has done illustration work for Cosmopolitan and Fair Lady magazines. She worked for Leisure Hour doing layout work, illustrations as well as photography.
Tanya, her husband Louis, and children Bianca, Kara and Dylan lived in Montagu in the Klein Karoo from 1990 to 1996. This is where she started her personalized paintings after being commissioned by Sylvia Krige wife of South African artist Francois Krige to do a painting for her nephew, a film producer, living in New York, USA.
Marlow Walters of the Tuscany Gallery in Montagu exhibited and sold Tanya's paintings while she was living in Montagu.
Tanya had an exhibition in Franschoek at the Art de Vivre Gallery and the gallery owner, Marina Todd, had this to say about Tanya's paintings:
'Her unique style flows out of traditional African folklore themes. Joyful, exuberant and dreamlike, the detailed images that fill her landscapes and portraits bring to mind the fuitful, abundant land in the midst of change that is the inspiring, modern renaissance of South Africa.'
She also exhibited and sold her paintings at The Lipschitz Gallery in Plettenberg Bay, George Stegmann's 'Bay Fine Art Gallery' in St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape and Rossouw Modern Art Galleries in Hermanus and Groot Constantia.
Tanya exhibited 7 of her painting at a South African Art Exhibition held at 'The Studio' in Kings Road, Chelsea, London for 2 days. All 7 sold. 6 were bought and exhibited in the 12 Apostles Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.
Tanya is currently doing commission paintings for both local and overseas buyers.
Marlow Walters Gallery in Montagu
Art de Vivre Gallery Franschoek
Lipshutz Gallery in Knysna
'The Studio' in Kings Road, Chelsea, London for 2 days
Steggman Gallery in Cape St Francis
Rossouw Modern Art Galleries in Hermanus and Groot Constantia
BA Fine Arts Graphics, University of Stellenbosch
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