Tanya has been creative for most of her life. Earning a BS degree from the School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University, she minored in art and has attended a few workshops but is primarily self taught. 

Tanya’s work has garnered her several awards and her client list is growing. She and her husband reside in Tucson where she maintains a home studio and a gallery space at the Steinfeld Warehouse in the Tucson arts district.

Her art employs the use of bold pure color, movement, and texture in the mixed medias of acrylic, paper, charcoal, and ink.

"I add many layers of texture and paint, removing some of those layers as the piece progresses and am delighted by the discovery of what lies beneath. One of the greatest compliments I receive from viewers and collectors is 'Your art makes me happy.' "