True North

My Philosophy

I believe that beauty exists everywhere, that we don’t have to travel the world to find it, that it exists in the tiniest places, in every person, in every living being, and in the most ordinary circumstances. I believe art transforms and inspires us by reminding us of the existential beauty of our every day lives. I believe in adventures. I believe that nature heals almost anything. I believe that we each have our own True North and that it is our responsibility to follow it. I believe in Authenticity. I believe in Love.


The Beginning . . .  

Live Jazz Music, working in Ghana, and more!

It all began with photography. . .

My photography has been exhibited at the National Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore, Maryland, published on more musician website’s than I can count, and has been used for a multitude of graphic art projects and advertisements. I have photographed some of the biggest names in the jazz industry as well as many incredibly talented local artists and have enjoyed {almost} every moment of it. My Live Jazz photos can be viewed on my Facebook page, however, my favorite work was the work I did in Ghana, West Africa (also on my Facebook page). One of my photos from Ghana was even selected by Anthony Branker, the Director of Jazz Studies at Princeton University, to grace the cover of his CD, “Uppity”.

Combining Art with Photography

Creating custom artwork with my photos

In 2014 I started combining my photography with my love for creating mixed-media collages.   I’ve spent the past few years perfecting the art of transferring my own photos onto mixed-media backgrounds that I create with acrylic paints, various antique or tea stained papers, etc. and I really love the results!   If you are interested photography services or in finding out more about how I can create custom artwork for you or someone you know, I’d love to hear from you. Send me a message, like my facebook page or follow me on  instagram. I’d love to get to know you!   xoxo  Tana

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