Australian born and raised on Taranaki shores, Tanya Blong graduated in 2006 from Hungry Creek Art and Craft School with a major in Painting and Sculpture. She exhibits regularly and her work is held in collections in New Zealand and internationally.
Blong is a painter exploring colour and narrative, her work investigates belonging to a time and place, and ideas around inclusion and exclusion. It speaks of hot heady summers and the slowing down of life.
It is not just the intoxication of the heat and tropics she is addressing but the celebration of painting. The laying down of colour upon colour, the marriage of light and dark. It is this juxtaposition that conveys emotion and gives the viewer a sense of inclusion – or perhaps exclusion.
Open Studio & Contact Information
A: 1/A Hamilton Rd, Waimauku,
M: 021 02684265
Sat 6thand Sun 7th April 10-5pm
Contact Tanya any time of the year for other studio visits.
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