About the artistTannis is a impressionistic, realistic artist. She grew up in the wonderfully cultural atmosphere of Montreal and was encouraged and inspired from an early age by her Father who was also an artist. Tannis studied Fine Art/Applied Arts at Dawson College and Concordia U in Montreal and the Ontario College of Arts in Toronto. She worked as an Advertising Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, balancing this over the years with her Fine Art practise. Tannis's paintings and drawings express a love of life, heartfelt connections, and the sensory experiences that define our existence. Coming from a “food-centric“ family, cooking and entertaining has been another creative outlet for her and naturally evolved to painting the world of food culture as well. In the last couple of years, Tannis has been exploring curious narratives in her work, evoking a range of emotions from curiosity and whimsy, to sadness and concern to awakening a childlike sense of wonder. Hopkins Landing family ancestry has also been weaving into her work this past year. Tannis says "I like to think my paintings start a story in the viewer’s mind. The ideas keep coming with or without an intended message but always with the hope of touching kindred spirits, warming hearts, and arousing curiosity."
Creative expression is my lifeblood and an outlet for my heart and soul. I am constantly sensorily aware and feel my love of creating artwork is a gift, a privilege and a calling.
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