My name is Tanya Harvey-Smith and I am the artist behind tharvey art. I invite you to explore my webshop, learn about my life of living as an artist, and share inspirations with you within the community blog.
Starting as a child growing up in San Diego, California I have always expressed myself in different creative ways in acting, singing, photography, crafting and painting. During the early years of my life, I traveled a lot which influenced my love for adventure and exploration. I ended up staying in Katy, Texas until I graduated high school. After graduating high school with an art focused diploma and a vision of studying to become an art teacher at Wharton College, I then transferred to Dallas, Texas where I continued studying at North Lake University.
Throughout the years with personal commissions and social media networking. I was able to move to Houston, Texas in 2016, to be closer to direct family and to begin a new chapter with my two children. It was a few months later after moving to this other major city in Texas that I attended the local art shows and events around the city.
Galveston and Surfside Beach, both situated on the Gulf of Mexico, soon called my attention. The fun events hosted by the local townspeople helped further my creativity and create new family memories. The two beach towns became our home away from the busy city life. My childhood dream of living as an artist finally becoming a reality after so many years.