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Conceptual Art Design Gallery and Studio Opens

Tanya Maree Ltd Conceptual Art Design Gallery and Studio Opens

To open her own gallery and studio has meant turning a dream into reality for artist Tanya Ruka. This self-taught artist and photographer has slowly put together a business over the past couple of years, and has recently moved into her own business premises.

"It has been hard work, but when you find what you love doing in life, it's a worthwhile struggle. I have always loved all aspects of the arts, not just painting but music, dance, poetry and film. When painting a work, I am inspired by these elements, to create colourful abstract landscapes, seascapes and dreamscapes."

The gallery is small, has a warm, relaxed and welcoming environment that reflects the artist's personality.

In August this year, seventeen of Tanya's artworks will illustrate 'Whispers of Waitaha' second in a series of books about the Waitaha Nation. The first book 'Song of Waitaha' sold throughout New Zealand and Internationally in the late nineties. The second edition was released early this year and both books will be available for purchase through the gallery.

In the future Tanya hopes to exhibit guest artists, other like-minded artists whose work affect her emotionally. "I have met a lot of great people while pursuing my artistic passions, I would like to be able to help others in the arts community. Its not easy to make a living as an artist, you need all the help you can get." Tanya intends to keep commission charges at a low rate.

If you are interested in visiting Tanya Maree Gallery and Studio, you can contact Tanya on email tanya_ruka@xtra.co.nz. Tanya is also a contact for sales and information regarding the Waitaha series.

14 Waikumete Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland

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