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. After 28 years as a wife and mother of three and with the encouragement of her husband, Tanya is now making art her focus for the second chapter of her life.

Tanya’s work has garnered her several awards and her client list is growing. She and her husband have recently relocated from Dallas to Tucson where she maintains a studio at the Steinfeld Warehouse in the Tucson arts district.

Her art employs the use of bold pure color, textured layers, and movement in the mixed medias of acrylic, paper, and charcoal. "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."