Tanja Gant is an award winning artist who currently lives in Texas. She was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia) in 1972 and moved to the USA in 1999. Tanja is a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits using colored pencil and graphite.
Her drawings have been published in several books and art magazines. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Portrait Society of America, International Guild of Realism and Pencil Art Society.
“I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I’ve always had a need to express myself by creating images on paper. Although I am fascinated by art in general my greatest love is portraits. I strive to capture more than just the likeness of the model and when I manage to achieve the right look and attitude, that special something about the person I’m drawing, I feel that all the hard work was well worth it.”