March 3, 2024


Yo Quiero Techno

Featured Artist Tan-Yah Jackson | Artsy Shark

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Dramatic sunset painting

Painter Tan-Yah Jackson shares her artist journey and provides a collection of vivid landscapes. See extra of her portfolio on her website.


Colorful sunrise painting

“Awaken the Dawn” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 30″ x 24″


I’m a landscape artist with a studio in Oklahoma. I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States in 2015.


Colorful forest landscape

“Dancing Light” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 24″ x 30″


I finished my experiments in Great Art in 2000. My 3rd calendar year of reports was especially major and led me to foundation my human body of function on the concept of id and the several layers of life offered to us as a result of previous ordeals. I explored how family dynamics affect who we are and how we mirror this back to the earth. But when we pull away from these taught household principles and come to be our possess man or woman, we are then able to produce our personal id.


Sunset landscape painting

“Covenant Echo” acrylic and oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″


This concept that distinct levels make up human id adopted me all through my everyday living and into my art. Identification is frequently not about what we require to understand about ourselves, but fairly what we ought to unlearn.


Dramatic sunset painting

“Dazzling Darkness” acrylic and oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″


In daily life, persons tend to get rid of the layers that are not definitely who they are. In artwork, we deal with about the layers that don’t in good shape and pull out the spots that do function. My art is made up of quite a few levels of colour, textures, splashes, and paint strokes. Immersing myself in each individual layer of paint, I explore a new portion of who I am.


Light-filled forest landscape painting

“Dripping Light” acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 30″


Some layers I paint and dislike. I must thrust by means of all those layers, and get the job done on them until finally I find the beauty in the layers that really don’t seem to healthy. As I dive deeper, I achieve a second of enlightenment, understanding wherever the artwork sales opportunities me, the path of clarity. Performing on it until finally it all varieties a cohesive portray.


Abstract landscape painting

“Inside Out” acrylic and oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″


A pair of a long time ago, I discovered that my deficiency of recognition brought about me to make from a wrong perception. My artwork stopped currently being about my journey, ordeals, and existence encounters and became about what would promote, who would like it, or who would acquire it.


abstract painting

“Contrast in Gold No. 1″ oil on canvas, 24″ x 12”


If my objective is to build artwork that people will like, I am in essence denying myself. If I make only to provide, my artwork will have no daily life and the audio of the canvas will be like an untuned orchestra. Mainly because how do I certainly know an additional individual or produce from their reality? So, I stopped being aware of myself though continue to making art. I had incredibly small results, manufacturing artwork from a position of performance, deficiency, and insecurity.


Vibrant sunset painting

“Glory In excess of the Water” acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 36″ x 36″


As soon as I turned aware of this real truth, my art started off shifting and I appreciated the approach of generating once more. My artwork advised my tale and I owned my voice as an artistthe superior, the bad, the proper, the completely wrong, the faults, as nicely as the most effective alternatives. Just about every day has come to be a discovery inside of me and my art.


vibrant sunset painting

“Many Voices In excess of the Waters” acrylic and oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″


Some parts of who I am is recognizable these types of as the landscapes I paint. Other areas of me can be concealed, in the exact same way as the dreamscapesall diverse, mysterious, and multi-faceted, like me.


Tan-Yah Jackson invitations you to stick to her on Fb, Instagram and YouTube.



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