Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Tannis is an expressive, modern realism painter working in oil, acrylic and gouache. She likes to explore familiar yet curious narratives in her work. Her artistic skills were encouraged from an early age by her artist Father. Tannis grew up in the wonderfully cultural atmosphere of Montreal. She studied Fine Art and Applied Arts at college and university in both Montreal and Toronto and graduated with a fifth year fellowship from the Ontario College of Art. Tannis worked as an Advertising Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, balancing this over the years with her personal work. She now focuses solely on her fine art practice. Tannis works in her studio at 1000 Parker Street and takes part in the annual Eastside Culture Crawl and Parker Art Salon. She is a founding member of the art collective “13 feet off the ground”, and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Tannis has participated in art residencies in Sicily and Mexico. She has exhibited her work at various galleries and venues around greater Vancouver and her work is held in private collections in Canada and the US. Tannis strives to connect emotionally with people through her work and personal exchanges. She is also an avid cook and likes to express her creativity in the kitchen as well. She shares her art filled home with her husband and two cats.
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Samples of my work
My work expresses a love of life and heartfelt connections, and the sensory experiences that define our existence.I like to explore food culture and familiar yet thought provoking narratives in my work. I aim to evoke a range of emotions, to touch souls and to reflect the importance of preserving the sense of wonder in life. In Rachel Carson's words “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he/she needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him/her the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”