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BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013
Tanya Lock is winner of the ‘World Birds’ section, 'Animals in their Environment' section, Runner up in ‘Endangered Species’ and Commended twice in ‘British Birds’

BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012
Tanya won the ‘'Frozen Planet' section, and Commended for the 'Animals in their Environment' section.

 
 

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  Icy Swim – Winner Frozen Planet, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013   Mother care, will be part of the Birds in Art 2015 USA Tour.  
   
  The Homemaker - Winner in 'Animals in their Environment',
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2013.
  Turaco Treetops - Winner of the 'World Birds', BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2013  
 
  BBC Wiltshire   Listen to Sue Davies interview Sophie Stafford, Editor,
BBC Wildlife Magazine and Tanya Lock - 5th July 2012
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  BBC Wiltshire   Listen to Lynn Freeman, Radio New Zealand, interview Tanya Lock for the Arts on Sunday Programme on 28th April 2013. Click here to download audio clip

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  Quality Prints on sale via David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Art for Survival.

Tanya is proud to be one of the supporting Artists of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, a small but effective charity funding key projects in Africa and Asia working to save critically endangered mammals in the wild.

All prints are signed by the artist, 30 x 42 cm (A3), printed on quality 240gsm stock and available in matt or varnish. All prints also come with one limited edition card and envelope of the painting – the overall package makes these a nice quality present. http://shop.davidshepherd.org/artist/tanya-lock/
   
     
  NEWS      
     
 

December / January 2016 - 2017

International Artist Magazine – page 64 to 73

Balancing Styles – Tanya Achilleos Lock

Article about Tanya’s new impressionist art and her realism art, followed ‘My Art in the Making’ by a detailed painting tutorial, in which Tanya takes you through the painting process for ‘The Orient Express Restaurant in Istanbul’



 



 
     
 

November 2016

Corner Gallery Opening 6 PM Saturday 26/11/16 –
all welcome, for wine and Christmas Mince Pies

Corner Gallery
Tithe Barn Workshops and Galleries
Pound Lane
Bradford-on-Avon
Wiltshire, BA15 1LF
http://www.cornergallery.co.uk

   
     
  July – September 2016

Exhibition: Still Life continues at

The Edinburgh Drawing School
13A Great King Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6QW
0131 556 0971/07791 121313
   
     
  June 2016

Once again Tanya is one of the 36 Finalist picked for Russia’s international The Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival.

The Golden Turtle includes various creative competitions aimed at identifying the best works and projects demonstrating the beauty and harmony of wild nature. Festival wildlife «Golden Turtle» representing the best works submitted to the contest, as well as other projects aimed at preserving wildlife annually held in Moscow.

Its exhibition opens in the Main Hall of Russia in Moscow, just 50m from the Kremlin, on July 15 and then travels around other cities in Russia.

“I am thrilled to be included in this competition, which includes various creative competitions aimed at identifying the best works and projects demonstrating the beauty and harmony of wild nature,” explains Tanya, whose work was Specially Commended in this exhibition a couple of years ago.
   
     
  November 2015

PRESS RELEASE
A Wiltshire artist has work exhibited in a Scottish gallery from November 14, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

Tanya Lock, who has had paintings shortlisted in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year, has embarked on a new series of still life paintings, which can be seen at EDS Gallery in Edinburgh.

“I have started to paint a range of things as well as animals, and I was keen on painting glass and reflections,” explains Tanya. “When I was treated to dinner on the Orient Express many years ago, I loved it so much that I have dreamed of going on it again. I decided to paint my dream... so this is really where I wished I could travel.... the dream Orient Express... I would start in Istanbul and travel where ever the train went... So I have produced three paintings on this subject. ‘Istanbul’ is in the Orient Express Restaurant in Istanbul, then ‘Glass’ is on the train, and ‘The platform ticket’ is the person waiting at the other end.”

Tanya’s paintings are exhibited in the Winter Exhibition, EDS Gallery, 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh. EH3 6QW from November 14, 2015 (preview 12noon to 3pm) to January 31, 2016.
   
     
  November 2015

See Tanya’s new still life paintings, at the Winter Exhibition, at The Edinburgh Drawing School. Opening night Saturday 14th November, 12noon - 3pm, closing at the end of January.

Invitation only drinks event on the evening of Friday 4th December, 6pm - 8pm – please contact Fiona McCrindle edinburghdrawingschool-mail@yahoo.com

The Edinburgh Drawing School Ltd
13A Great King Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6QW
0131 556 0971/07791 121313
   
     
  October 2015

News that the Golden Turtle exhibition in Moscow has been extended until the 4 th of December. The web site reads….

Due to numerous requests of visitors ! Exhibition in Moscow will be extended until 04.12.15 ! All who did not, and who would like to come again, waiting for you at the Museum of Moscow at Zubovsky Boulevard d. 2 .
   
     
 

October 2015

Thank you Golden Turtle!
A lovely book arrived to day from Russia, with 4 pages of
paintings in it.

http://wncontest.ru/en/news

 
 
     
 

August 2015

Tanya is featured in the leading French art magazine Pratique des Arts. This is a quality magazine with a large circulation in French-speaking countries worldwide. You can get an idea of this publication at the following link Thank you Pratique des Arts

   
     
 

June 2015

Thank you Wiltshire Times – nice to see the article this week!

Click here to read article

   
     
  April 2015

Three paintings have been have made it to the finals of the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London between 29th June – 4th July 2015.

Sally Case, Chief Executive, DSWF said ‘The competition was open worldwide to amateur and professional artists alike and the response has been phenomenal. It’s fantastic that so much talent has been channelled to help us save endangered wildlife. The panel of judges spent many hours sorting through the hundreds of entries and we are delighted that the standard has been extremely high.’

http://www.davidshepherd.org/way/
   
       
 

March 2015

AWARDED: Specially Commended picture, for ‘Mermaids’, in Russia’s international Competition, Golden Turtle. This and other 3 paintings produced by Tanya will be on tour in Russian and other countries for the next 12 months. Starting with St Petersburg then Moscow.

http://wncontest.ru/en/art/archive/?SECTION_ID=153

You can watch a clip of the award here

http://youtu.be/JcI4dEzch8A


   
     
 

Wiltshire Times

Paintings by a Bradford on Avon artist feature in a prestigious Russian painting exhibition that is touring the country.

Tanya Lock has had four of her paintings selected for The Russian Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival show, one of only 36 artists chosen.

   
     
  Jan 2015
Tanya is one of the 36 Finalist picked for Russia’s international The Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival.

The Golden Turtle includes various creative competitions aimed at identifying the best works and projects demonstrating the beauty and harmony of wild nature. Festival wildlife «Golden Turtle» representing the best works submitted to the contest, as well as other projects aimed at preserving wildlife annually held in Moscow. After completion of the Moscow Festival of competition are sent to an exhibition tour in Russia and other countries.

http://wncontest.ru/en/news/521/

Opening is the 27 February, Moscow.
   
 
   
 

Mother Care is one of the 60 paintings to be selected for the USA Birds in Art tour to the following museums:

  • Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas
    (December 5, 2014 – February 15, 2015);
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson
    (April 4 – May 24, 2015);
  • The Wildling Museum, Solvang, California
    (June 13 – August 10, 2015);
  • Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (September 1 – October 23, 2015);
  • Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    (November 22, 2015 – February 7, 2016)

“The best part about this tour for me is that the painting is going to Oklahoma,” says Tanya. “When I painted this I was listening to the audio book of ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, a sad story about a family from Oklahoma. In the end the family gets caught in a flood and the baby dies. At this point I started to cry as the same thing happened to this little Moorhen family from Bradford-on-Avon. The day after I saw this happy little scene they got washed away in one of the floods - so it’s a very sad painting,” she concludes.

 

Press Release from Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin
 
     
  October 2014
Finalist in the Internal Artist Art Prize Challenge – Wildlife Art. To be shown in issue 99 of Internal Artist Magazine in Oct/Nov 2014. The painting that made it was Mermaids, a painting of a Manatee mother and calf.

   
     
  October 2014
International Artist magazine, page 17

   
     
  September 2014
Exhibition opening
- Birds in Art 2014
September 6 – November 16, 2014 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 North 12th Street Wausau, WI 54403
   
     
  August 2014
New Zealand artist selected for elite exhibition http://www.nznewsuk.co.uk/living/?id=50904&story=New-Zealand-artist-selected-for-elite-exhibition
   
     
  June/July 2014
Discover art – magazine. Page 22 – Mothercare painting. Good magazine and free on line version. http://discover-art.co.uk



   
     
  May 2014
Tanya has been accepted to ‘The Birds in Art’ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s 2014 exhibition. http://www.lywam.org


‘Jurors Nina Z. Gormley (executive director and curator, Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine), Robert B. Pickering (director of curatorial affairs and public programs, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma), and Laurie Winters (executive director, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend) spent a productive day reviewing 910 entries submitted by 564 artists before heading into the final round to select one work each by 92 artists.

You should be enormously proud of this accomplishment. Know that we are proud to exhibit your artwork at the Woodson Art Museum alongside that of 112 other juried artists, past Master Artists, and the 2014 Master Artist, Barry Van Dusen.’
   
     
  17th May – 15 June
Exhibition ‘Wild Places, Wild things’ E.D.S. Gallery, 13 A Great King St, Edinburgh www.edsgallery.com
   
     
  20th March 2014
This is Wiltshire. ‘Bradford on Avon artist Tanya Lock is to show her work in Edinburgh from May 17 to June 15, as part of the Creative Coverage Group Exhibition at EDS Gallery at 13A Great King Street’
   
     
  20th March 2014
Painters Online ‘selected to exhibit at a prestigious gallery in Edinburgh from May’
   
     
  March 2014
One of Tanya’s paintings has been has been shortlisted and selected for finals of the ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014’ competition and exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London between 2nd – 7th June 2014.

Also second painting also made it to the finals and will be shown in the ‘selected but not hung’ online exhibition which will run over the same period.

For more info please visit www.davidshepherd.org
   
     
  The artist – February 2014 Edition



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  Surry Life – Art and Culture section, Nov 2013
Exhibition of the month, Tanya Lock at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, Shalford.

 
 

 
     
  1 November to 30th November:
The Wild Ones – Tanya Lock’s solo exhibition at
The David Shepherds Wildlife Foundation gallery
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Address:
Saba House, 7 Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8JU

Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00 to 4pm. Also on sale will be prints and cards.

Percentage of all sales go to the DSWF.
   
     
  November 2013
Bradford on Avon matters – magazine



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  15 September 13
The Bath Chronicle
   
     
  3 September 2013
Wiltshire Times report.
   
     
  27 August 2013:

Winners announced for the BBC Wildlife Artist of 2013. Tanya Lock is winner of the ‘World Birds’ section, 'Animals in their Environment' section, Runner up in ‘Endangered Species’ and Commended twice in ‘British Birds’.

Tanya was thrilled to get 7 paintings into the finals and even more thrilled to do so well – thank you to the judges at the BBC.
   
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  19th July to 4th August :

The 20th National Exhibition of Wildlife Art
The annual open exhibition based in the North of England, now creating global interest has an average of over 15,000 visitors per year and much more interest via the web site.


Tanya has entered two paintings to this exhibition both of can be seen in the gallery.

   
     
  4th to 8 th June 2013 : Mall Galleries London – Exhibition - David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013

The painting The Homemaker, by Tanya Lock, that was in the finals was SOLD in first half an hour, of the exhibition opening..

Tanya’s has 2 other painting in the ‘Selected but not Hung’ exhibition. Please view link to the Exhibition and ‘Selected but not Hung’ http://shop.davidshepherd.org/event/7/
   
     
  26 April 2013
Wiltshire Times report.



  26 April 2013
Canada Free Press


Canada Free Press
 
     
  28 March 2013
Tanya is one of the finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013, with seven paintings selected in six categories. Apparently this year had a record breaking 1,407 entries with 122 paintings selected. Tanya said 'I am totally thrilled to of been accepted to the finals – thank you BBC!!'

2nd March – 20 th March 2013 - closed
Wildlife and Sporting Art Exhibition
The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne


Tanya has a number of paintings that will be shown at this exhibition. Please come along. More details can be found at www.jerramgallery.com
   
     
 

18th November – 14th January 2013 - closed
Tanya Lock is part of this Mixed Exhibition at Slimbridge.

 

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  July 2012
Winners announced for the BBC Wildlife Artist of 2012. Tanya Lock is winner of the Frozen Planet section and Commended in the Animals in their Environment.

Winner of the 'Frozen Planet',
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2012





   
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in 'Animals in their Environment'
   
     

June 2012
Tanya is one of the finalists in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012, with five paintings four categories. Apparently this year had a record-breaking 1,120 entries – to just 127 paintings.

Gone Fishing (Animals in their Environment) - Kingfisher
Icy Swim (Frozen Planet) - Penguin
Cassowary (World Birds)
On the Edge (World Birds) – Crimson Rumped Touconet
Olive branch (World Mammals) - Elephant
 
 
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