PROFILE / TIANA MARIE
"Her painting…covers the whole spectrum of feelings that are aroused by the almost unreal beauty of this part of the world, and it is her ability to communicate this other-worldly, dreamlike quality of Lakeland that sets her so dramatically apart from others."
- Cumbria Magazine
Tiana is currently working on a book series exploring the links between the artist, creative practice and Nature, alongside new original artwork celebrating the living 'Forces of Nature.'
Born into an artistic family in South Lakeland, Tiana’s artistic vision was strongly shaped by the valleys of the Lake District with their powerful weather conditions reflecting the elemental power of Nature.
She studied art at DeMontfort University and gained a B.A. (Hons). After graduation she returned to Cumbria to earn her living as a professional artist and established a studio at Halfpenny.
She exhibited her first watercolours at the Royal Society of Artists in Watercolour at the Bankside Galleries in London, and held her first solo exhibition in 1983. Impressions of Lakeland produced 75 works and was held at Brantwood, Coniston, home of John Ruskin. The Times described her as "one of the Lake District’s most promising young professional artists." The Daily Telegraph records the influence of Ruskin and Turner on her work.
Since then Tiana has had many shows inspired by the English Lake District and the Northern Counties, selling to a growing band of collectors worldwide. She has also been Artist in Residence at the painting studio at Grizedale Forest, working on the Silurian Way in the Lake District National Park.
Tiana was a member of the Lake Artists Society from 1983-2007 and is featured in the book by Jane Renouf, The Lake Artists Society - A Centenary Celebration. She left Cumbria in 2007 to live and work in Somerset, returning in 2018.
The splendour and drama of Lakeland and its many weathers has been much of the inspiration for Tiana’s paintings, but she continues to portray the spirit of place, a landscape’s inner qualities in her paintings of the West Country. She has also shown her work at the Society for Women Artists in London.
Tiana now lives and works in Cumbria and has held 30 solo exhibitions and 14 group shows as a practicing artist, based on the themes of light in the Romantic Nature tradition.
Tiana works in adult education supplying art workshops, courses and presentations within the North West and South West Regions, including artists' walks and plein air workshops at historic venues.
As a creative educator she also teaches residential courses at Higham Hall. The next study break is Painting Cats which has been postponed until next year.
Tiana has written articles about making art in the British landscape. She is currently studying for an MA in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District at the University of Cumbria which she will be completing in August 2020.
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ART EXHIBITIONS / CV
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.
2013 Solo Exhibition,The Matter of Britain, Chalice Arts Studio, Glastonbury.
2012 Group Show, Landscape Visions, Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset.
2010 Solo Exhibition, Light Reflected: Light Refracted, The University of Cumbria, Ambleside.
2010 Solo SAW Exhibition, In the Presence of Nature, Chalice Arts Studio, Glastonbury.
2006 Solo SAW Exhibition, First Light, Chalice Arts Studio, Glastonbury.
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.
2003 Group Show, Spirit of Lakeland, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale, Lancashire.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Visions of Light, The Chapter House, Wells Cathedral.
2002 Group Show, Recent Work, First Sight Fine Art, Bath, Avon.
2001 Solo Exhibition, Recent Work, The Heron Theatre, Beetham, Cumbria.
2001 Solo Exhibition, Spirit of Place, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale.
2000 Solo Exhibition, Land of the Summer People, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury.
2000 Group Show, Art at the Armitt, Ambleside Armitt Museum.
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.
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.
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, Home of John Ruskin, 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.
1990 Solo Exhibition, Cumbrian Skies, Castlegate House, Cockermouth.
1988 Solo Exhibition, Summer Show, Lakeland Summer Music Festival, Ambleside.
1987 Solo Exhibition, Lost Horizons, The Coach House Gallery, Kirkby Lonsdale.
1987 Group Exhibition, Selected Work, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal.
1987 Solo Exhibition, Autumn, The Wolf House Gallery, Silverdale.
1986 Solo Exhibition, Moments of Vision, The Priory Gatehouse Gallery, Cartmel, Cumbria.
1985 Solo Exhibition, Recent Work, Arthur Severn Studio, Brantwood, Coniston.
1985 Group Exhibition, Selected Work, Priory Gatehouse Gallery, Cartmel.
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, Arthur Severn Studio, Brantwood, Coniston.