Tannya Harricks’ paintings are derived from sketches done out in the landscape and brought to life in the studio with intense layers of oil paint and bold, confident brushstrokes. Harricks paints intuitively and without premeditation, intent on capturing the energy of the subject through spontaneous gesture. Landscapes and figures are reimagined in the manipulation of colour and form. As she seeks to draw the viewer into the work with the seductive fluidity of the brushwork and presence of the paint.
Harricks has exhibited in Sydney, New Zealand and Florence and has been awarded both the Waverley Art Prize (2013) and Hornsby Art Prize (2012). She has also been a finalist in many prominent Australian art awards including the Mosman Art Prize (2014, 2013), Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, S.A (2013), Muswellbrook Art Prize (2015, 2013), Benalla Nude (2014), Gallipoli Art Prize (2012) and the Gold Coast Art Prize, Qld (2012).