Artist TW Vanya

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The Artist Says:

"Painting is kinda like shoving goose s*#t around with a feather, it's easy enough for the goose but it gives me a hell-ov-a time!"


T.W. 'Pops' Vanya has been painting since 2000 but that's just recently.  His career has not always followed the way of the artist; a Houston Police Officer, as delivery boat crew in the yachting industry, a cabinet maker, an iron worker, a life guard and a few other pursuits along the way lead interestingly enough, to the world of western art. He and his wife Kathy now make their home in the rural community of Somerville in central Texas.  Their home is 110 years old and they live close to the cattle, horses, ranches and cowboys he loves to portray.

 He makes the statement that "God granted me the ability to put onto paper and canvas that which I can see.  The fact that my avocation and vocation are the same is God's grace provision; therefore, let the work begin."
Timothy W. Vanya Born in Durban, South Africa, Province of Natal Education 1972 - 1978 University of Houston, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Principle One Man Expositions 
2019 Arts Council of the Brazos Valley Gallery, "Cowboys and Pretty Women" (New Works) - College Station, Texas
2016 ARTS Gallery, "A Life Spent Coloring" - 30 Year Retrospective of the Works of T.W. Vanya - Fayetteville, Texas
2014 The Gallery at Round Top, "The Pretty Ladies Show" - Round Top, Texas
2012 Pearce Museum, “Spirits in the Sky” Kachinas of the Desert Southwest – Corsicana, Texas 2011 Pearce Museum, “True Grit” Faces of the Working West, New Works, Corsicana, Texas 2011 Kerrville Museum of Western Art – “True Grit” Faces of the Working West – Kerrville, Texas 2009 Art C’s Gallery – "Mostly Cowboys" – New Paintings – Somerville, Texas 2007 Art C’s Gallery – "Round Up at the Diamond R" – New Photography - Somerville, Texas 2006 Studio W - “Cowboys and Pretty Women” - Ruidoso, New Mexico 2003 Betz Gallery - “The [...]

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