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Hi! I'm Tanya and I've been an artist my entire life. My creative journey started at home when I was a little peep of just 6 years old, and four decades later it hasn't stopped.
My old stomping grounds are the Great Plains of North Dakota and the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana, both of which shaped my heart, soul, and spirit, and have heavily influenced my artwork over the years. I just moved to Missouri at the end of 2014 and am beginning to develop a new love for a new place.
Artists are expected to have a particular style or genre that defines them, but that's been hard for me to do. I enjoy many different styles of art, and find influence from a wide variety of art - from ancient to modern. Truthfully, I simply draw or paint what moves me at any given time, and because my interests are so varied, my artwork is all over the map - subject wise and stylistically. My biggest influence and muse has always been my faith, which in recent years has been refined from evangelicalism to Lutheranism. I couldn’t be happier because this shift has opened a creative flood that is long overdue and is just getting started!
Before moving to Missouri I'd been a self-employed co-owner of two tattoo shops in Montana. Currently I tattoo by appointment only from my private studio. I’ve shown and sold my paintings at galleries around the country for 20+ years, but for now I’m primarily focused on my painting commissions, as well as building my business as an instructor at painting events with my original artwork. I've taught private lessons to many students of varied levels over the years and now look forward to encouraging students here in Missouri to love art & grow in their creative abilities!
Although my primarily artistic influence has been my dad, Robert Saueressig (who was also an artist), I also attended art school at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA, where I studied illustration and drawing, then continued to study art at Bismarck State College, Montana State University, John Brown University, and back at Montana State again.
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