My appreciation for art began at an early age as I drew the various domestic and wild animals living on my parent’s farm in rural Saskatchewan. But it wasn’t until I took art classes in high school that I realized art could be something more than an amusing pastime. Following high school, I attended the University of Regina, where I studied Drawing and Printmaking. I graduated in 1993 with both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.
Although I’ve worked in a variety of mediums, I fell in love with scratchboard during a workshop in 1999. The precision and detail of scratchboard allows me to discover and explore that world with enticing realism. When I draw it’s as though I’m not just looking, but really seeing my subject for the first time. I seek to create the same feelings of discovery and exploration in my work.
1993 BFA Drawing and Printmaking, University of Regina
1993 BA Art History,University of Regina
2007 BA English, Creative Writing, University of Regina
2010 1st Place, People’s Choice Award, “Patience” Regina Federation of Artists
2008 1st Division, “Waiting for the Sea Ice” Reflections of Nature
2008 1st Place, People’s Choice Award, “Up Close and Personal: African Lion” Regina Federation of Artists
2007 3rd Best in Show, “Great Horned Owl” Reflections of Nature
2010 The Land of Living Skies: An Exhibit of Scratchboard Art by Tania Nault, joe moran gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1998 Wascana Waterfowl Park: Bird Art by Tania Nault, joe moran gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1993 Tania Nault: BFA Graduating Exhibition , McKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2010 One More Time, joe moran gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2010 A Scratch in Time, Cloyde Snook Gallery Alamosa, Colorado
2009 Scratching the Surface, Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, India
2009 Imagining Nanuq: An Exhibition of the Polar Bear in Art, True North Gallery, South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Nault, Tania. “Scratchboard Art: Getting Started.” Curry’s ArtWise Newsletter, May 2009.
2009 Introduction to Scratchboard Art, Prairie Artists Guild
2008 Drawing Magical Creatures, Harry Potter and the Meeting of the Queen City Muggles Conference
2006 Introduction to Scratchboard Art, Nipawin Art Club