Tanya's multi-media compositions and

                                                             installations bring together traditional mediums                                                             of drawing, printmaking, collage, and painting

                                                     with a wide range of found materials, 

                                                                                    each with a story .                                                 

                                                         The"soul quality"of things weathered by time

                                                                and the elements, for example, a tattered                                                                           muslim curtain from an abandoned farmhouse                                                        kitchen; a shard of wood from a fallen

                                                        century-old barn; a fragment of pottery churned                                                          up by a plough, evokes a dreamlike presence,

                                                          with gestural lines and organic textures meeting

                                                        a refined sense of fragility and temporality.

   The Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi is a wisdom that she cultivates both in her 

 collection of materials and in the process of creating. A sensibility which has no direct translation to English, Wabi-Sabi is sometimes defined as “the beauty of things impermanent and incomplete”. Much more than an aesthetic, she believes it touches a universal longing for genuineness, acceptance, and a sense of reverence.

Also a photographer and poet,

in a recent exhibition entitled

"A Botany of Dreams", her 

accompanying words, both

written and spoken, add the

element of voice to her

structural forms, resulting in

a uniquely layered range

of expressions that convey

the perennial theme

of relationship to place,

through the lens of myth,

literature and memory .

A native of Quebec's rural Eastern Townships, Tanya holds a Bachelor

of Fine Arts from Bishops University. Her work can be found

in collections internationally.