Tanja is a German-born, London based painter who creates bright and colourful acrylic "Mosaic Paintings" that sing with happiness and aim to bring joy into people's lives and brighten up their homes.
"Mosaic Paintings" are carefully hand painted using multiple layers of high-quality acrylic paint to create vibrant and intense results. Each painting takes upwards of three days to create with larger pieces easily taking a couple of weeks.
Tanja studied classical drawing at the London Atelier of Representational Art and has been mentored on how to be a professional artist by famous painter Rosa Branson MBE. She has also copied Old Master paintings in the National Gallery, London and the Kunstpalast, Germany.
More then 34 Mosaic Paintings and 27 hand painted mosaic diaries have sold to eight countries around the world, including Brazil, China, India, Norway, Germany, Hungary and the US, where they are held in mostly private collections. Tanja was also commissioned to paint two large-scale mosaic murals in London and has taught mosaic painting in the United States.
Tanja has exhibited in solo and group
exhibitions around London, including at the Mall Galleries and with the British
Red Cross. Her motto is: Live Your Life In Colour!
This Mosaic Painting was inspired by horses I saw on a beautiful Sunday hike with my mother in the stunning English countryside. One horse in particular, a strong looking Chestnut was galloping round and round the field with his mane and tail flying in the wind. We were so mesmerized by the horse's free spirit that we stood and watched for a while before continuing our walk over rolling hills and steep stiles, through woods and kissing gates. I love hiking in England!
The painting's pattern continues around all the canvas edges. As the canvas is slim, with only 2 cm of depth, the painting can either hang on its own or be placed in a grey tray frame, which I make myself in a professional framing workshop setup.
||50 (W) x 60 (H) cm
||Acrylics on Canvas