Tanya Paton

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Painting

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Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02102992556
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Studio is open during the year

Toilet facilities available

Art Trail

North Taranaki

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Making Art is much like having a 2nd language for a visual/feeling type of person.
The world of imagination is one of the most fascinating aspects of the human experience, in my opinion,  and I believe making Art to be such a valuable, rewarding and
revealing endeavor.
My studio, a once well know and loved dance studio, in Fulford street, is going to be open for the Taranaki Artist trail with both my paintings and my photography.
I graduated from The Learning Connexion, in Wellington in 2001, Honors in Painting.
I was very lucky to be offered my first solo exhibition after our graduation exhibition by a well-known Wellington art gallery - this led to over 10 years of having my artwork sold and exhibited in several galleries around the North Island.
In 2003 I left NZ to help my partner set up his Surf travel business in Australia and Fiji.  After a couple of years there I finally ended up in Bali where I lived for the next 12 years.
In Bali I picked up painting again and returned to NZ every Christmas with my work. I had home studio exhibitions at my parents house in Pauanui selling the work I'd done during the year in Bali.
While in Bali I also started an online fashion accessory business which soon started to take up all my time, so painting was put aside for a while… However, it let me back to a love of Photography as I needed excellent product photos for the website. I threw myself into Photography then and continue to love it and learn new photography and editing skills to this day.
After many years of travel and living for long periods overseas, I now live in New Plymouth, the place of my birth, and am constantly inspired by the natural beauty in this region.