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Tanja Gant
North Richland Hills, Texas

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Since early childhood drawing has been the single most important form of self-expression for me. Using my two mediums of choice, graphite and colored pencil, I strive to create portraits which focus on the expressions of my subjects, and which bring a fresh original vision to traditional portraiture. My goal is to convey a sense of spontaneity using unique angles and compositions. Using pencil allows me to achieve a high level of detail; yet every mark presents a challenge. There is something magical in watching an image slowly emerge from a blank piece of paper, but that magic evolves into something even more powerful when the viewer connects with it.


born: 1972, Bosnia and Herzegovina

selected awards/honors

Best Drawing Award, International Guild of Realism 8th Annual Art Exhibition, 2013
Finalist, International Art Renewal Center Salon 2013/2014
Best in Show, Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait Exhibition, 2012
Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Certificate Award, Salmagundi Club Non-Member Exhibition, 2012

selected publications

Southwest Art Magazine; April issue, FW Media, p. 20, 2014
The Artist's Magazine; January/February issue, FW Media, p. 80-83, 2014
Poets and Arists; No. 50, November issue, Didi Menendez, 2013
Strokes of Genius 5: The Best of Drawing Design and Composition; Cincinnati, Ohio; North Light Books, p. cover, p. 41, 131, 2013

selected group shows

Irving Arts Center: 29th Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, Irving, Texas, 2014
City of Brea Art Gallery: Colored Pencil Society of America 21st Annual International Exhibition, Brea, California, 2013
Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery: Salmagundi Club Non-Member Exhibition, New York, New York, 2013
Jack Richeson School of Art and Gallery: Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait Exhibition, Kimberly, Wisconsin, 2013

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