Specializing in Original Black Art created by Emerging and Aspiring Artist!
Having painted professionally for 15 years, Tanya has drawn the figure all her life. Beginning with comic books and ebony magazines; her interest in portrait is present in much of her work. Influenced by 19th Century Masters; she focuses her painting style on classical realism.
Painter Juliette Aristides remarked the warm sensibility experience when viewing her portraits. Influenced by 19th Century Masters; she focuses her painting style on classical realism.
Having a respect for cultural traditions of story telling, her paintings are thinly painted describing the temporal nature of life. Drawing the brightly colored layouts of Ebony magazines as a child, lends itself to the graphic and compositionally conscious look of many pieces.
She has trained at Delaware College of Art and design and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where curriculum centered on the human figure. This period of time enriched her knowledge of traditional methods of painting and appreciation of many styles.
Tanya is licensed as a CADC with a master’s degree in mental health counseling. Working in human services and corrections since 22 has strengthened her concern for the issues such as choices, peace and redemption. The subjects of her work illustrate metaphors for scriptural verses reflecting her faith.
Over the last ten years, she has taught art workshops with Delaware Tech, Camelot, leach Elementary, and various correctional environments. Tanya has also worked as a mixed media instructor in prisons and juvenile programs. A strong advocate for the arts in prison population, Ms. Bracey has developed and facilitated several art sessions serving different levels of security facilities.
Springfield College- Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling
Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts
Delaware College of Art and Design
2007 March Brewed Awakenings
2006 February North Market Library
2006 October Sinclair’s Restaurant
2007 October Grand Opera House
2010 September Burning Bush Bookstore
2011 August Burning Bush Bookstore
2018 April Tanya's Home Art Show
2018 May Bellefonte Art Festival
2018 June Germantown Juneteenth Festival
Selected Group Exhibition
1994 August Christiana Cultural Art Center, Delaware
2003 September Delaware Art Museum, Delaware
2004 May Ohio Art Expo, Ohio
2007 December Delaware City County Building, Delaware
2009 March Grace Gallery, Delaware
2009 May Delaware College of Art and Design, Delaware
2011 September Art on the Avenue Gall
Researched and developed art sessions for
2004 Art instructor Upward Bound classic Program, Deltech
2005 Art instructor Baylor Women Institution
2006 Production Team (Set Design) for Stage play
2010 Curator, Burning Bookstore Gallery
2014 Art Therapy instructor, In Her Shoes
Art Therapy group, Fiske Academy
Art Therapy group, Art Therapy Express: Art sessions with children and adult with emotional and physical disabilities.
Art Therapy group, Baylor Women's correctional Institution
Researched and developed art sessions for incarcerated women
Hartzell Award, PFAF
Blue Ribbon Award, Art Instruction School
Best in Show, Grace Gallery
3rd Place, National Art Program