Birds sing, dance, fight, fly, court, breed, claim territory, pair for life, play the field and fool around. They hold funerals, have socials, eat fermented berries and perform mating rituals that leave me baffled. The subject matter is endless. The farthest I travelled to see a species was 12,000 kilometers, crazy, right?
I hope my work inspires people to spend time outdoors and find a reason to be in nature. Many people do not see birds because they are small and fleeting, but with a long lens, I witness the most extraordinary behavior that inspires me. When I paint birds, my goal is for the viewer to connect with the playful, human side of birds; to see into their eyes and realize there is much more than expected.
Rose Tanner is an award-winning artist who loves the outdoors and studying birds. She is dedicated to portraying her subjects using traditional oil painting techniques, but she believes it’s her attention to their inner being that give’s them their lifelike quality in her paintings. She travels widely for her subjects and is active in supporting endangered birds and their habitat.
Rose is a signature member of The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Juries shows and volunteers on the FCA Victoria Chapter executive.
Rose studied illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and oil painting with Daniel Keys as well as several other contemporary master painters. She has a solid professional background in publishing and software design, utilizing her talent to develop and promote the work of others.
Rose loves to teach and share her knowledge of classical oil painting through her online workshops.
Aquamaris Art Gallery
202 - 330 Duncan Street, Duncan BC V9L 3W4 (250)597-2798
Menduina Schneider Art Gallery
366 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA
Francesca Anderson Fine Art,
56 Adams Street in Lexington, Massachusetts.
781-862-0660 Showing at Various Shows
La Quinta Gallery of Fine Art
78080 Ave La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 922531
The Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria Chapter Signature Member, Executive.
Cowichan Valley Voice Gallery Article March 2020
Cover - Art Vancouver International Art Fair April 2018
Art Avenue, FCA Publication September 2018
Cover - Birds in Art Museum Guide 2018
Birds in Art Catalogue 2018
Birds in Art Catalogue 2017
American Art Collector September 2017
Art Avenue July/August 2017
Island Arts Magazine Spring 2017
AIRS Federation of Canadian Artists Catalogue October 2016
Arabella Canadian Art, Architecture & Design Spring 2016
ArtVancouver Showcase Feature Spring 2016
Spotlight Artist Award Art SanDiego, California October 2017
Honourable Mention Federation of Canadian Summer Show Victoria BC 2016
1st Place Award Federation of Canadian Artist 75th Anniversary Show Victoria BC 2016
Honourable Mention Federation of Canadian Spring Show Victoria BC 2016
Shows and Exhibitions
Hello Spring April 2020 Aquamaris Art Gallery, Duncan, B.C
Pendulum Gallery, Feb 10 – 28, 2020 Vancouver, B.C.
Memorial Quilts for Mass Shooting Victims ~ Feb 19 - June 27, 2020 Francesca Anderson Fine Art
Birds, Flowers & Gardens May 15 - June 29, 2019, Francesca Anderson Fine Art
Birds in Art September 2018 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, Wisconsin
Art Vancouver International Art Fair Vancouver, B.C. April 2018
Birds in Art Touring Exhibition - Group Exhibit December 2017 - January 2019
The Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago, Illinois,
Stamford Museum & Nature Center Stamford, Connecticut, Cumming Nature Center
Rochester Museum & Science Center Naples, New York,
Newington-Cropsey Foundation Hastings-on-Hudson, New York,
Las Cruces Museum of Art Las Cruces, New Mexico December 2017 - January 2019
Art San Diego September 2017 Del Mar, CA
Birds in Art September 2017 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, Wisconsin
Art Vancouver, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC May 2017, Group Exhibit
Federation of Canadian Artist's Gallery, Vancouver, BC Annual International Representational Show October 2016, Group Exhibit
Federation of Canadian Artist's Gallery, Vancouver, BC Summer Show 2016, Group Exhibit
Hollyburn Art Gallery, May 2016 West Vancouver, Group Exhibit
Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria 75th Anniversary Show 2016 First Place Award
Art!Vancouver, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC May 21st 2016, Group Exhibit
Federation of Canadian Artists Spring Show Victoria 2016 Award Honourable Mention, Group Exhibit
Federation of Canadian Artist's Gallery, Vancouver, BC Summer Show 2015, Group Exhibit
Art!Vancouver, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC May 21st 2015, Group Exhibit
Festival of Opera and Arts March 23rd, 2014, Group Exhibit
Palm Desert Civic Center, Palm Desert California
La Quinta Gallery of Fine Arts - La Quinta, California Feature Artist
To get in touch with me, please give me a call (403) 431-5662 or email me at: email@example.com
Rose Tanner Fine Art - your only location to get the highest quality bird oil paintings, limited edition prints and take one of our workshops to learn how to paint realistic birds!