Hello,

My name is Tanja Ware and I have been an artist, in one way or another, for most of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of painting and drawing. I was thirteen when my first paid illustration was printed... I was hooked! People gave me money for painting and I knew what I wanted to do from then on. Commissioned portraits provided extra money all through school. Next came a 23 year plus career as a commercial illustrator/graphic designer. After an early retirement, I decided to try my hand at fine art.

Currently, I am a visual artist working in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel & pen & ink with pastel being my preferred medium. I work in a realistic style, although not photo realism. I am not an abstract painter, however, I do enjoy the abstractions that result from painting subjects realistically but in a close focus format or from unusual angles. I work in a variety of genres including still life, landscape, wildlife, portraiture and western. Native American works are a favorite.

In 2001, myself and two other ladies founded an art association, the Finley River Fine Artists Association. Over the years, we have enjoyed several successes including: an expanding membership, operating a cooperative art gallery and implementing several public art programs to further community awareness of art. I have served several years as president and continue to be very involved.

I participate in several local, regional and national art shows/competitions each year. I am represented by two galleries and in the past few years have been an invited artist at the National Fall Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO.

That's my story in a nut shell. I hope that you like my art and will visit my website often. Also, I invite you to visit my print website at www.tanja-ware.artistwebsites.com. Hope to hear from you soon and thanks for looking.

Tanja


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**ALL PAINTINGS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE COPYWRITED AND THE SOLE PROPERTY OF TANJA WARE. PAINTINGS MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED FOR ANY REASON, IN ANY FORM WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM TANJA WARE.
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