P R O F I L E
My work aims to explore the unity of the elements of life; earth, air, fire, water and ether, in the natural world, as these elemental forces create the forms of Nature that we see around us as mountains, clouds, sunlight, lakes and vapours.
The English Lake District has some of the finest landscapes in the world; it is a recognised World Heritage site and the perfect place to observe the workings of these elemental powers.
As an artist, I am fascinated by the movement of clouds in the ever-changing sky. I have been a cloud-watcher since childhood, mesmerised by the land shadows cast by the skies across field and mountain.
I regard myself as a follower of the Romantics in their use of meteorological imagery and metaphor, to depict the depth and beauty of sublime moments in light.
Each painting is intended to show the importance of light in Nature, light which creates the embodiment of soul and atmosphere in a painting.
Another influence on my art practice has been John Ruskin’s masterpiece, Modern Painters, Vol. l. His language is scientifically observant, yet at the same time inspirationally poetic in his fine feelings towards Nature.
Ruskin encouraged student artists to study the dawn each day as an exercise ‘to calm and purify’ the mind of unwanted thoughts, to feel the power of a new dawn, and benefit from the light of nature for wellbeing.
This idea has inspired me to showcase a collection of paintings on the power of sunrise. This will form the core of my next exhibition.
S U M M A R Y
Tiana is a professional artist in the Romantic landscape tradition. Her works explore the aesthetics of landscape in fleeting images of natural forms and inhabit the interface between light, landscape, consciousness and the literary imagination.
She has held 30 solo exhibitions and 14 group shows in Britain. As a tutor Tiana has produced and taught over 40 different types of educational workshops and art programmes UK-wide for institutions, charities, universities and colleges.
Tiana's special interest is to expand and beautify the creative horizon; she has worked as inspirer in Art & Soul workshops, which are specially designed to awaken the individual creative spirit.
Many of her paintings are held in private collections worldwide, including various in France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, U.S.A and Japan.
E X H I B I T I O N S
Exhibition Timeline & CV
2022 MA in Literature, Romanticism & the English Lake District at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus.
2019 Solo Exhibition, Forces of Nature, The Ruskin Museum, Coniston, Cumbria.
2017 Solo Exhibition, Ancient Landscapes, Robin Hill Studio, Cumbria.
2016 Solo Exhibition, The Orchard Drawings, Robin Hill Studio, Cumbria.
2014 Members exhibition, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Somerset.
2013 Solo Exhibition,The Matter of Britain, Chalice Arts Studio, Glastonbury, Somerset.
2012 Group Show, Landscape Visions, Illminster Arts Centre, Somerset.
2010 Solo Exhibition, Light Reflected: Light Refracted, The University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Cumbria.
2010 Solo SAW Exhibition, In the Presence of Nature, Chalice Arts Studio, Glastonbury, Somerset.
2006 Solo SAW Exhibition, First Light, Chalice Arts Studio, Glastonbury, Somerset.
2004 Solo Exhibition, Found Horizons, The Chapter House, Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
2004 Group Show, Colour, Texture & Light, Pinfold Gallery, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.
2003 Solo Exhibition, Nature's Invitation, Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria.
2003 Group Show, Singing the Land: The Recovery after foot-and-mouth, Signature Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
2003 Group Show, Spirit of Lakeland, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale, Lancashire.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Visions of Light, The Chapter House, Wells Cathedral, Cumbria.
2002 Group Show, Recent Work, First Sight Fine Art, Bath, Somerset.
2001 Solo Exhibition, Recent Work, The Heron Theatre, Beetham, Cumbria.
2001 Solo Exhibition, Spirit of Place, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale, Cumbria.
2000 Solo Exhibition, Land of the Summer People, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, Somerset.
2000 Group Show, Art at the Armitt, Ambleside Armitt Museum, Cumbria.
2000 Group Show, Christmas Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Broadway, Worcestershire.
1998 Solo Exhibition, Recent Work, The Heron Theatre, Beetham, Cumbria.
1997 Group Show, Tarns & Waterfalls, Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
1996 Solo Exhibition, Testimony of Light, Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
1994 Solo Exhibition, Our Life’s Star, Stansted Hall, Essex.
1994 Solo Exhibition, Clouds of Glory, Hanover Galleries, Liverpool.
1994 Solo Exhibition, Art & Soul, The Gig House Gallery, Elterwater, Cumbria.
1994 Group Show, Art in the Garden, Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
1994 Group Show, 12 to Newcastle, Owen Humble, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1993 Solo Exhibition, Heaven and Earth, Castlegate House, Cockermouth, Cumbria.
1992 Solo Exhibition, The Spirit of Things, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria.
1992 Solo Exhibition, An Artist’s Harvest, The Theatre in the Forest, Grizedale, Cumbria.
1991 Solo Exhibition, Shades of Light, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale, Cumbria.
1990 Solo Exhibition, Cumbrian Skies, Castlegate House, Cockermouth, Cumbria.
1988 Solo Exhibition, Summer Show, Lakeland Summer Music Festival, Ambleside, Cumbria.
1987 Solo Exhibition, Lost Horizons, The Coach House Gallery, Kirkby Lonsdale.
1987 Group Exhibition, Selected Work, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
1987 Solo Exhibition, Autumn, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale, Cumbria.
1986 Solo Exhibition, Moments of Vision, The Priory Gatehouse Gallery, Cartmel, Cumbria.
1985 Solo Exhibition, Recent Work, Severn Studio, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria.
1985 Group Exhibition, Selected Work, Priory Gatehouse Gallery, Cartmel, Cumbria.
1984 Group Show, Pictures of Mountain Scenery, The Alpine Club, London.
1984 Solo Exhibition, Lakeland Seasons, Windermere Steamboat Museum, Cumbria.
1983 Solo Exhibition, Impressions of Lakeland, Severn Studio, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria.
C O M M I S S I O N S
The Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran.
'Best View in Britain' - Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria.
C O L L E C T I O N S
Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum of Lakeland Life, Cumbria.
The Grizedale Society, Cumbria.
Ennerdale Productions Ltd.
Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria
Mrs Claire Hensman,
Lady MacGregor of MacGregor,
David Shepherd CBE, FRSA, FGRA, OBE.