For Tania Chanter, overthinking is antithesis to her artistic practice. Drawing from the immediate, nature-rich context of her home in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, her gestural brushstrokes reflect an intuitive process that is ruled by emotion. Whether directing her focus on a vase of pink flowers, a choppy moonlit seascape or a sparse, darkened promontory, the layers, textures and colours of Tania’s work bleed onto the page in the same uninterrupted way, lending the final product a cohesive yet idiosyncratic patina.
Throughout her creative career, she has enjoyed working in a diverse range of roles including 12 years in advertising at The Age newspaper, as a voice-over artist and media presenter and as a director of a Graphic Design company. Tania has enjoyed all these endeavours and while painting began as a creative experiment with her children, she never anticipated falling so completely in love with the expression and freedom it provides. It meets every creative impulse she has and is a source of endless inspiration and satisfaction.