Tanner Original Art

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Tanner’s inspirations begin in the small town of Semmes, Alabama. Many of his early memories find him in the dense woods of the region. Escaping into the haunting embrace of dark trees and jewel-colored Southern skies, the young artist found sanctuary and safe haven from the threats of a less-than-perfect childhood. [1]

Tanner relocated to New Orleans as a young adult, where he attended the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. He studied primarily under the academy’s founder and world renowned artist Auseklis Ozols, receiving additional instruction from various internationally known artists including Adrian Deckbar, Katalin Gergo, Darrell Brown, and Jean Cassels. [2]

Tanner paid his dues, so to speak, as a licensed New Orleans artist selling his creations in Jackson Square, a popular destination for both tourists and locals. With bills to pay, he struggled through a variety of styles ranging from mixed media to body-art, but knew he’d found his niche when he began painting the woods of his youth. Word quickly spread of the artist Tanner and his haunting tree-scapes, and before long he was off of the streets and into the galleries. [3]

These days Tanner can be found painting in the quiet calm of his Royal Street Gallery, a serene space where enchanting works and ambient sounds combine to recreate those eerily comforting woods. Only now, Tanner’s woods are a delicately rendered archetype symbolizing the sacred inner-sanctuary we all cultivate, both individually and collectively, as respite from a world that is increasingly out of tune with our natural sensibilities. [4]

Works Cited

  • Haunting Art. http://www.hauntingart.com/Haunting_Art/The_Artist.html. Arpil 19, 2013.
  • Haunting Art. http://www.hauntingart.com/Haunting_Art/The_Artist.html. Arpil 19, 2013.
  • Haunting Art. http://www.hauntingart.com/Haunting_Art/The_Artist.html. Arpil 19, 2013.
  • Haunting Art. http://www.hauntingart.com/Haunting_Art/The_Artist.html. Arpil 19, 2013.

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