Harriet's Imagination

Tanya Mayers is a self taught artist From Lancashire, England were she currently resides with her fiancé Phillip and their mastiff Floyd. She has been creating art since she was a little girl.  Her grandfather taught her how to draw, paint and sketch whilst her grandmother Harriet always encouraged her.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Tanya.
My Grandfather was an artist; his medium was charcoal. I would sit and watch him for hours. He taught me how to paint,sketch etc...

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Art its my everything; all my emotions go into my pieces. It's so therapeutic. I'm in my element when I'm creating art.  [Also] visiting Galleries and Museums.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
The Competition! Being seen, there's so many fabulous artists out there its like being a needle in a haystack; its exciting trying to make your mark but can also be challenging,

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be either an artist or an art teacher.

What item in your collection would you like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
My piece titled "Harriet" when my Grandmother Harriet passed away we were sorting through her belongings. I found an old diary and some old photos. They inspired me to create Harriet based from photos and her diary. I felt very emotional and attached to that piece whilst creating it. I found it comforting and felt connected to her in a therapeutic way.

What other artists out there do you love?
Lisa Falzon
Chris Berens
Ray Caesar
Mark Ryden

Tim Burton is also a big inspiration to me.

What does your future hold?
Health and happiness hopefully lol & Domination of the Art world.