About Tatianna

Roots and Trees painting of a bare leaf tree in the moonlight, titled Moonlight

My passion for art has been a part of me ever since I can remember. As a young girl, I took art classes at the Montreal Children's Art Centre, affiliated with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

At the time, Arthur Lismer, one of the founding members of the Group of Seven, ran the school. After completing two years of Saturday morning classes at The Museum I was hooked.

Since then I have studied painting informally in Paris; at various universities and colleges as well as taking workshops from many prominent artists in Western Canada.

Tatianna O'Donnell painting beside Waterfowl Lake. Photograph by Frank O'Donnell

My work has been exhibited throughout the country and is included in collections around the world. Some public collections include The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The University of Alberta Children's Hospital, and The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies as well as The Arctic Institute of the University of Calgary.

I have been an artist-in-residence at the Gushul Studio, the Banff Centre, the Arctic Institute in the Yukon, the Leighton Centre, and the Columbia Icefields. I have also been invited to exhibit my work at the Art Biennale in Florence, Italy.

Vibrant coloured, landscape painting of forest titled Red tongues and Owlet Feathers

Salmon Arm is now my home where I paint full time in my studio on 15 beautiful acres of forest. I am actively involved with Courtyard Gallery in Enderby as well as other art organizations across the country. I am an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Alberta Society of Artists, as well as an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. My acrylic painting workshops are well attended and some of my adult students now can't seem to stop painting. For more information about my work or workshops, please feel free to contact me.

Transitional painting called Through the Glass