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Tanya Bond is a contemporary artist. She creates her work in beautiful Irish Midlands surrounded by endless inspiration of enchanting landscapes of the Emerald Isle. In her work Tanya strives to depict emotion and hopes to invite the viewer's imagination into untold stories of her ethereal characters. Tanya has been working as a professional artist for the past 17 years. Her originals and prints are enjoyed in private collections all around the world. In 2015 Tanya published an oracle deck called Duality Deck and shortly after - her first colouring book "INKLINGS", followed by many other books that are now enjoyed by colourists all around the world.
How long have you been illustrating and what made you start?
My mother is an art teacher, so growing up, I was surrounded by art supplies and and an encouragement to use them.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Ideas just come to me, sometimes from nature, other times from dreams, but overall they just pop into my head completely uninvited!
Where is your favourite place to illustrate?
I'm quite limited in space, so don't have a favourite place, but rather the only place where I can paint is my kitchen.
What are your illustrating/colouring material essentials?
I change my medium quite often, but the one I always come back to is oil painting on wood panels.
What’s the piece of work that you’re most proud of or enjoyed doing the most?
My favourite pieces are my recent oil paintings created in imaginative realism style.