Russian Artist Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson was born in the former Soviet Union. Tatyana studied seven years and graduated from the Kubyshev Art School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan majoring in “Drawing and Fine Art”. She worked as a poster artist and had personal exhibits in the Soviet Union. Tatyana moved to United States in 2002. With a number of exhibitions behind her she became a full time artist and art tutor. Living in Tampa, Florida she was the President of Tampa Regional Artists in 2011, 2012, and also received a grant by the Hillsborough Arts Council to paint 20 paintings of notable Tampa Area sights. Tatyana moved to Huntsville, AL in 2012, became an Alabama Pastel Society, and Huntsville Arts Council member. She was awarded “Best of Show” at “Panoply Arts Market” art show 2013 as a mixed media artist for her “Jerusalem” collection.
Currently Tatyana works as an art instructor at Red Stone Arsenal for the SKIES program were she teaches art classes for 4-5 and 6-14 year olds. She also teaches oil, watercolor and drawing classes for adults at the Arts and Craft Center on the base. Tatyana teaches workshops and art classes at Hobby Lobby Madison and Huntsville. She has a number of private and small group classes in different media.
RECENT AWARDS •
Elected a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), May 2013
First place at Scottsboro "Arts in the Park" Arts and Crafts show in painting category, September 2013
"Ampersand Award "at The Alabama Pastel Society members exhibition "You have The Magic Dust" Birmingham AL, September 2013
Award of Excellence at the “Possibilities in Pastel IV” Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Annual juried exhibition, March 2012
First place award at "Ybor Arts in The Park" Art Show, December 2011
A lot of my paintings are of different places around the world. I paint what touches me, what I fall in love with. I work in oil, pastel and watercolor because I see future paintings in different media depending on what I am going to paint. I see New York and Jerualem as pastel, and beautiful Florida in oil. If you look at my art you will see how much I like what I am doing. I hope you will fall in love with my subjects also!