Tanya Franks hopes for artis­tic ac­claim by show­ing Fools in Love

The Jewish Chronicle - - People -

UP AND com­ing artist Tanya Franks is ex­hibit­ing her work at Hamp­stead’s Burgh House. Called Fools in Love, this is the big­gest gig yet for Ms Franks, who gave up a ca­reer in psy­chother­apy to pur­sue her pas­sion for art.

Self-taught, she is show­cas­ing her work with Span­ish artist Elena Sainz Moreno. “I am very ex­cited about it,” she tells Peo­ple. “I am a mem­ber of the Brent Art Re­sources Cen­tre and have ex­hib­ited my pieces in the Willes­den Green Gallery but this is my main ex­hi­bi­tion so far.”

Ms Franks, who man­ages her fa­ther’s gallery in Prim­rose Hill, mainly works in wa­ter­colour, gouache and ink. “The pieces are very imag­i­nary, sym­bolic and fig­u­ra­tive. There are quite a lot of bib­li­cal etch­ings.”

Much of her in­spi­ra­tion de­rives from Folk Mythol­ogy and Me­dieval il­lu­mi­nated manuscripts, found in prayer books. She was also in­flu­enced by the late Jewish artist Ger­ald Ososki. “He en­cour­aged me to de­velop my artis­tic skill, from as young as seven years old.”

Fools In Love runs un­til Oc­to­ber 4

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