Tanner Tan October 2014 Guest Artist

Tanner will be our guest artist on Saturday, October 4th, at 2pm.

Tanner’s presentation will start after the NAS Committee meeting which concludes at 2.00pm, Saturday, 4 October.

The venue is The Studio, 129 Henry Street (entrance off Station Street).  Cost: members $5; Non-members $7.

– Laurie Hogan

Tanner and some of his lovely paintings

Born in Singapore, Tanner migrated to Australia in 1981 and has settled in Illawong with  his wife and son.  He is largely self-taught, although in Australia, Tanner has undertaken classes at the Paddington Art School and the renowned Julian Ashton Art School.  He specialises in the watercolour medium.

Tanner has won numerous awards for his work. Notable achievements include the  John Upton Watercolour Award from the St George Art Society and multiple prizes at the Oatley 101 Society of Artists’ Annual Exhibitions. More recently, he has won first prize in  both mixed media and watercolour sections at the 2010 Waterbrook (Yowie Bay) Senior  Art Competition, as well as receiving a commendation award at the 2011 Combined Art  Societies of Sydney’s Annual Exhibition.

Many of Tanner’s works decorate the walls of corporations and private collectors. He is an active participant in art exhibitions conducted by schools, art societies and charitable organisations and also provides demonstrations and workshops with various art societies across Sydney. Tanner has been the featured artist at several exhibitions, including the Engadine Boy’s Town Art Show and Festival of Kurnell Art Show.