|Tanya moved to Taranaki from Whanganui when she was 18 to study under John McLean, Tom Kreisler and David Clegg.
She has said that artistic genes come from her mum who is a florist, her grandfather who was a carver and her great grandfather who
worked magic with drypoint. Tanya likes to mix it up with a range of media, and gets plenty of opportunity to do this as a secondary school teacher.
She is moved by nature caught in unlikely places – like traffic islands and other domesticated plants in suburban settings.|
Tanya was a finalist for the 2013 Otago Gold Awards and in the past year has been a part of Puke Ariki's Homework - Taranaki Art Now
exhibition and held a solo show 'By Arrangement' at Kina Art Gallery, New Plymouh.