Tanya Joiner Slate
A native of Calhoun, Louisiana, Tanya’s life has taken her on many adventures. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she moved from her small hometown to the Dallas area where she met and married her husband of 25 years. She and her husband have lived in several states across the Southwest but have currently settled in Rockwall, Texas. Known for her wanderlust, Tanya loves to experience life and cultures across the globe thus her feet are never deeply planted.
Tanya has been creative for most of her life but her love for visual art didn’t begin until high school when, in her freshman year, she discovered her skill for drawing. Earning a BS degree from the School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University, she minored in art and has attended a few workshops but is primarily self taught. After 25 years as a wife and mother of three and with the encouragement of her husband, Tanya is now making art her focus for the second chapter of her life.
Tanya’s art has garnered her several awards and her client list is growing. As a painter, her primary focus is on political and social commentary executed in the mixed medias of paper, acrylic, and charcoal. She has recently taken up photography and plans to incorporate her images into her mixed media pieces.
Tanya is a member of the Liberatchik cultural art movement and Artists of Texas. She is a self described “political junkie” and, when not creating, can often be found on the sidelines of a soccer pitch cheering on her teen son or sailing her beloved yellow boat, often times by moonlight.