Fashion Weekly Talks | Tanya Linney

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I walked out mesmerised and knew that was what I wanted to do. From there I started collage and sketching on my travels as well as adventures to art galleries all over the world.

Describe your creative aesthetic in three words?

Pop, fragmented, liberating.

What inspires you?

My daughter, travel, music (Patti Smith), nature and popular culture.

Do you have a favourite piece from your new collection?

I always have one piece that ends up being the pinnacle of the show, where all the elements come together with a sense of ease and it stands out to me once the show is hanging. At the moment there are 3 in the running.

Fashion Weekly Talks | Tanya Linney

Since becoming an artist and collaborating with leading fashion designers, when do you feel you had your big break?

I have big dreams and I think I am still to have my big break. It's something to work hard towards.

What has been the most exciting moment in your journey so far?

The process of discovering my own boundaries creatively, those moments when I feel totally mindful whilst painting, when its just me and the canvas and I discover a new technique or an idea comes to me. Those are the moments I live for ... creative satisfaction!

What mediums do you use?

I am currently using acrylics, charcoal, collage and oil on canvas and wood.

What message do you hope that your work projects?

I hope that my work tells a story, that takes the viewer into a place of fantasy as well as making them question the world around them.

What advice would you give aspiring artists?

Don't be precious and be yourself. If it's coming from a place of authenticity, from there it will only get better!

What's next for you?

A show in Perth later this year and I have already conceptualised my next series of work that will show at end of 2015 in Sydney. I'm also looking at some extended study at art school.

Fashion Weekly Talks | Tanya Linney

Fashion Weekly Talks | Tanya Linney