Hello and thank you for visiting my art store! My name is Tanya Gorgolya – I am a graphic designer, art director, entrepreneur, and most importantly an artist. I live with my husband in Nashville, Tennessee, and love to work with oil pastels and colored pencils.
A little bit about me: I was born in Minsk, Belarus, into a family of interior designers. I started painting at an early age, taking after my grandpa. After high school, I moved to Vilnius, Lithuania, where I graduated with honors from the European Humanities University. During college, I won a scholarship to study in Florence, Italy, at the Istituto Europeo di Design, which resulted in a memorable creative summer.
After the graduation, I moved to New York City, where I worked as a graphic designer and art director for several agencies and iconic brands, such as Tri-Coastal Design, Aiden + Anais, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, Anne Klein, and Cartier. I savored the energy and opportunities of the Big Apple, taking summer and night classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design.
I love to travel and cherish my time outdoors. Throughout my life, I have frequently visited Paris, France, attending design fairs, and travelled throughout Europe with my friends and family. Since moving to America in 2012, I’ve driven across 27 states and hiked in nearly two dozen national parks. My art is inspired by the sunsets over Strait of Juan de Fuca of British Columbia, slot canyons of Utah, colorful streets of New Orleans, snow-covered peaks of the North Cascades, rolling hills of the Appalachia, ancient fir trees of the magical Orcas Island, and much more.
I hope you’ll find my work fun and engaging and decide to purchase some of my creations. Please feel free to drop me a note and connect with me on social media. Please stay safe and healthy, and thank you for visiting!