A display of oil paintings by Tanya GG, depicting underwater scenes, exploring the symbolism of philosophical ideas, plus some drawings too!
About The Artist
Tanya Gaffney-Greetham was born in Surrey in 1985, but raised in Holland and Belgium until she was thirteen, when she moved back to the UK to continue her education. After graduating from the University of Creative Arts with a BA in Animation Arts in 2008, she moved to North Devon and began working as a pencil portrait artist, whilst continuing to develop her abilities in painting and sculpture.
In 2011 she moved to Leeds with her partner (whilst he furthered his education), during which time she developed her skills in graphic & web design, and took a short course in screen printing. In 2014 she returned to Devon, missing the wild freedom of the countryside and surf. She started running life drawing sessions that year, and began working as Arts Manager for Broomhill Art Hotel in 2015, after joining North Devon Arts.
Being immersed in the arts culture of North Devon has had a huge positive effect on the driving forces behind Tanya’s work. Understanding the need for a balance between technical ability and “duende”, she has been studying the writings of Freud and Jung, in the hopes that it will reveal more about her psyche, and help her to develop a stronger artistic voice. In January 2016 she started the “drawing-a-day” challenge to maintain a level of technical ability, whilst working on paintings and sculptures exploring philosophical ideas.
Draycotts have kindly offered their venue to Tanya so she can show her work in there for the NDArt Trek event.
Featured Image : Semi-Submerged-My Shadow and I
Artwork Or Image Titles
Semi-Submerged-My Shadow and I
Drawing a Day
Blind in Mind
Venue Address and Contact Details
Venue number: 20
92 Boutport Street,
Barnstaple, EX31 1SX
Barnstaple centre location, just off the high street. No parking at the venue. Plenty of pay & display car parks dotted around the town centre.
Parking: Close by
Children: Child friendly Venue
Disabled Access: Good:
NDArt Trek 2016 – September 10th to 25th – Opening Dates and Times
Weekend dates are Sept 10-11th, Sept 17-18th, Sept 24-25th
Open all 3 weekends of the Event?: Yes
Weekend Open Times: Open Saturdays 9:30 – 5pm, closed Sundays
Weekday Open Dates & Times: Open Monday – Friday 9:30 – 5:30pm