Tanya Cole

  • Painting

Tanya Cole is a self taught Contemporary Portrait & Figurative Painter who is passionate about telling story through her paintings, to connect, bring hope, peace, beauty and joy to people. Her paintings are mostly rendered in acrylics & oil, with her signature work consisting of bright, vibrant colour juxtaposed with deep tonal variation, layered and painterly effects in her portraits.

Studio Details

6 Rubica Place

Opening Hours

  • Sat 7 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 8 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 11 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 16 SeptBy appointment
  • Tue 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 21 SeptClosed
  • Sun 22 SeptBy appointment
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)
  • Refreshments available

My work is inspired by philosophy, psychology, culture, nature & people, relating and moving through the highs and lows of life. Interactions with people from my past as well as my current surroundings day to day will have me glimpse an aspect of life calling me to sketch the idea and concept quickly into my sketchbook and then develop it onto canvas in my studio later. Sometimes a divine download (an inspired message) comes through as a title for a piece, that I then imagine and construct my ideas around for a new painting.

Painting portraits is a constant and a passion, to which I aspire to develop my craft...particularly in oil. My expressive approach with paint aims to produce works that intuitively capture the essence and spirit of the subject; to uplift, reflect and inspire the human spirit. Tonal variation, texture and colour are used to evoke various mood and emotion, with the intention to open us up to feel and deeply connect consciously with our selves...through opened and awakened senses.

Exhibitions often consist of multiple works, rendered primarily in either oil or acrylics (occasionally mixed media), grouped around specific themes, inspirations and symbolic meaning. Throughout the research and production of the work, new inspirations arise and inform the next body of work.