Biography

Tanya F. Bone grew up on the Canadian prairies and spent much of her childhood on her grandparents’ farm in the Province of Saskatchewan. Later, living in Vancouver, British Columbia, she methodically pursued her art training while contemporaneously raising a family, and working in her profession at that time, as a paralegal and Crown Prosecutor assistant.


Bone completed art studies at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, British Columbia where during her training she received Great Distinction Status recognition. Exemplary work in her studies resulted in funding granted by the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation in appreciation of Canadian art and its importance to Canadian cultural heritage. Later, she completed a full term at Watts Atelier of the Arts, San Diego, CA. Bone’s commendable work has merited her scholarships from Oil Painters of America and Scottsdale Artists’ School. Aligning herself with her lifetime of learning viewpoint, she continues to study annually with professional instructors who will teach her new ways of perceiving, rendering and exploring still life matter.


While committed to the process of learning, she’s developed a clear focus and has become recognized for her traditional style of realistic images touching upon enduring and common themes. Her work has appeared in such publications as American Art Collector, Art of the West and Art Avenue. A selection of awards and recognition in Canada and USA include, Art Renewal Center National Salon Finalist 2016, 2014 and 2013, Best Still Life, Annual International Representational Show FCA 2016, Merit Achievement Award 2015, Best of Show 2013 NOAPS, Top 10 Finalist 2012 Raymar, Best Still Life 2012 AIRS (Annual International Representation Show); Third Prize Raymar 2012, Honourable Mention 2012 Grand Prix Plein Air; Federation of Canadian Artists Awards of Excellence, Opus Honour of Achievement Award, NWWS Golden Artist Award and multiple prizes in international online competitions. During her inaugural membership year Bone had work accepted in both Oil Painters of America 2012 National, and 2012 Western Regional Juried Exhibitions. Bone is now a Signature member of Oil Painters of America, Senior Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and Associate Membership with America’s Northwest Watercolor Society.


Bone has exhibited her art in galleries in Canada and the United States. Her work is in private collections throughout North America and in collections in England, France, Ireland, Germany and Australia.