Haynes, Tanya
Tanya Haynes

Biography

Featuring multi-dimensional sculptures, watercolor and acrylic works.

International artist Tanya Haynes brought her unique style of fun fine art to life in Curaçao in 2010. Tanya’s artistry is recognized by top international designers and art collectors; aquariums; and ecological organizations.

As a SCUBA diver, Tanya breaks the confines of shore to study her subjects in their natural environment. Every day she has the pleasure of taking people to the depths through her paintings.

Recently, Tanya has begun painting murals for residential & commercial applications. You’ll run across her most recent pieces in Curaçao and Aruba. These surfaces are allowing her to work on a very large scale and on a variety of surfaces and objects like boats, cars and walls. She has just begun her third and fourth boats, with a goal of painting 100 different boats on 100 different beaches.

She continues to work on a series of multi-dimensional sculptures made of Plexiglas and metal. This dimensional art form combines the contrast of metal and the vivid, fluid colors of life in the tropics. Watercolor and acrylics are natural mediums for Tanya’s paintings. They provide a colorful, transparent and spontaneous palette that embodies the ever-changing environment she paints. Tanya is now painting underwater in oils further exploring her subjects.

She has come within inches of a bull shark, visited the home of a moray eel, swam with dolphins and stingrays, and encountered thousands of tropical reef fish. Tanya has strolled across the Atlantic Ocean floor with a crab, watched a lobster protect his home in the Pacific Ocean, and hovered face to face with a porcupinefish in the Caribbean Sea. She finds nothing more amazing and interesting than exploring the ocean depths.

Through her paintings you can join her below the surface, and experience the thrill and excitement of an average day on the reef.

Tanya’s most recent accomplishments include:
Open Atelier Route 2015 – Grote Berg, Curacao – 2015
Miss Dive More – Relaxed Guided Dives, Curaçao – 2015
Imagio Mundi – Caribbean: Together Apart – Luciano Benetton Collection – 2014
Snorkeling in Style – Aruba Bob Snorkeling, Aruba – 2014
Tracking in Style – Aruba Sunrise Tours, Aruba – 2014
under h2o – Solo Exhibition, Maritime Museum, Curacao – 2014
Where Air Meets Water – Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao – 2013
Franje van Oranje – Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao – 2013
Back to Nature – Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao – 2013
Taboo – Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao – 2012
Iguana Too – Representation on Curaçao – 2012
Out of the Blue – Representation on Curaçao – 2012
Miss Kokomo – Kokomo Beach, Curaçao – 2012
Relaxed Guided Dives – Representation on Curaçao – 2012
Dugudugu, Be Mine! – Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao – 2012
2011 Colors of WillEmstad – Street Painting Event
Underwater Dimensions – Solo Exhibition
2008 International Year of the Reef – IYOR Artists for Reefs
Making a Splash – Public Art Installation, Aurora, Colorado
Jacques MOOsteau – Best of Bovine, Cow Parade Denver
Spinnaker Flying – Splash 9 – Tips and Techniques, North Light Books
Waterlines – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – Solo Exhibition
Jellyfish Suspended – Splash 8 – Watercolor Discoveries, North