Tanya Bond

Princeton Art Brush Co.Artist Spotlight

Meet Tanya Bond of Ireland. We first came across her work through the Facebook page Bad Apple Artist Collective.

Company Name: Tanya‘s Charming Creatures

Preferred Medium: I love to discover new art media and never stop exploring, right now I’m working a lot in oils, pen and ink, graphite and coloured pencils

What would you call your ‘style’? Pop Surrealism

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What qualities make your art distinctively you? I’m trying to capture emotion in my art, I want the viewer to feel connected to it, share this strong intangible feeling with the portrait, and I think that’s what makes my art distinctive.

When do you create? I have four small children and the only time that’s left for me to create is late at night, it’s not ideal, but I enjoy every minute of it!

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What do you do when you hit a creative block? I feel that just like the night follows the day it’s natural also to take rest from creativity. I take it easy and enjoy this contemplative time as I know after each break creative juices explode into something new and wonderful when the right time comes.

Do you teach? What and why? I teach art in Irish Midlands to children and adults.

What do you listen to when you create? Being a busy mom and an artist leaves little time for reading, and that’s why I listen to audiobooks when I’m painting.

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Tell us about any commercial art endeavors: I use print on demand sites a lot as I think it’s a great idea to make my art go further and reach more audiences. My biggest and most up-to-date POD representatives are Zazzle and Red Bubble

I also have my art available as cross stitch kits with GeckoRouge – https://www.etsy.com/shop/GeckoRouge/search?search_query=tanya

Find our more about Tanya’s art at her Etsy shop – www.tanyabond.com and her Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TanyasCharmingCreatures