"Birds sing, dance, fight, court, breed and fly.  They 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 us baffled.  The subject matter is endless! 


Watching birds in the wild has taught me absolute respect for the diversity on this planet.   I love to share my passion for birds. My work is about those moments in nature that show the story, emotion or character of a bird. ​" 

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 represented in Vancouver, B.C. and San Pedro California.  She is an active member of The Canadian Federation of Artists and volunteers on the 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. 

Artists Information

La Quinta Fine Art Gallery 

78080 Ave La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 922531


Located in Old Town La Quinta



Menduina Schneider Art Gallery

366 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA

1 562-246-7915


The Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria

Chapter Active Member, Executive.  Audubon California


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

  • 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 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: rose@rosetanner.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!​