About Tanya

I am a Painter and mixed media artist and teacher based in East Sussex. I studied at Chelsea College of Art in the 90’s gaining a BA hons in Public Art and Design. I work mainly in acrylics, deeply inspired by the natural world, wild animlas, plant life especially ferns and the elements.

I work to commission and have sold my work in the UK and Australia . I am  a member of Sussex Arts Collective based in Seaford,  exhibit with Grierson Gallery based in Sevenoakes. I have taken part in SEOS ( South East OpenStudios )  and have showcased my work in the Kino cinema cafe gallery in Hawkhurst, Kent.  

After I graduated, I lived and worked in London for many years in the mid 90’s. Being a lover of Shakespeare, a passion for theatre and the dynamics of stage scenery, I became part of the relaunch team at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London supervising the theatre boxes during the performances.  Looking for new inspiration, I moved to East Sussex and became a Painter and decorator took part in a renovation project in Venice, Italy and did some voluntary work assisting in the decoration of a World peace Centre on Holy Isle in Scotland. I did some mural painting for childrens playrooms and I also spent some time helping to re decorate part of Keith Richards home from the Rolling Stones, during this time. This area of my working life helped to refine my paintings as an artist. I had the opportunity to work as a mime artist with a local Theatre Co shortly after, performing in Educational and Environmental shows all over Kent and East Sussex. The shows I took part in inspired me to get involved in teaching so I decided to train as a Pre School Practitioner whilst raising my own family, specifically running Art and woodland sessions .  I  also created stage props and scenery for childrens theatre encouraging children to take part in creative projects on a larger scale.

I have recently returned to my painting after several years and currently run regular Painting and mixed media workshops for children and young adults in East Sussex, founding Let’s Make! Kids Art workshops. Details of these workshops can be found in the events page.