Tanya Gaffney-Greetham

British artist living and working in the Forest of Dean, UK

Tanya hand-makes functional and decorative works in a variety of mediums. She also provides adult tuition and creates art on commission.

Her work is guided by the Slow Movement philosophy – with a focus on quality over quantity, traditional British craftsmanship, environmental sustainability, and using local suppliers where possible.

She is currently planning and building her new studio, alongside preparing for a new series of works in ceramic and lino print.

Member of the Artists Union England, PPL insured and DBS certified.

Recent Work

2019 Private commission ‘Lady’ Acrylic 18 x 24 cm

Paintings and Drawings

For commissions please contact Tanya


Wonderful Painting!

Thank you so much for the beautiful painting of Lady, it really does capture her likeness. 😁

Christine Parkinson
Commission, Painting, Pet, Portrait

Life Drawing Class

Dear Tanya

Just a quick email to say a big thank you for organising such a fantastic life drawing class for the last year or so. It’s been great for me to get back into life drawing after so many years and I really appreciate all your helpful advice and positive comments. I think that you got the balance between being serious about the drawing, but with a friendly relaxed atmosphere within the class, absolutely right.

I was sorry not to be say goodbye to you in person, but with one thing and another I had a very busy Summer and the life drawing got put on hold. But I’m hoping to go back and join the group at Broomhill again soon. Although I’m sure that you will be greatly missed by everyone.

Best wishes for all your future projects.


Classes and Workshops, Life Drawing

Beautiful Wedding Portrait

Wanting to gift Beth, my wife, a surprise after our wedding I asked Tanya to paint us together on our special day.

Our portrait is stunning with incredible intricate detail capturing the moment of our first kiss perfectly. It is one of our most prized possessions and we are both very grateful to Tanya for all the time and hard work she put into it!

Chris & Beth Parkinson-Hunt
Commission, Painting, Portrait, Wedding

5 star excellent skills

Tanya has strong skills and a long experience as a professional artist . On the day she open my mind and she direct me in a right track to become a better Artist . I have seen many teachers but, no one hasn’t made it easier me to understand like Tanya . I can be sure ,with her sessions you could walk away with full confident and loads off knowledge. I highly recommend to everyone.
I like to say thank you Tanya for everything

Andrew Watson
Classes and Workshops, Drawing, One to one, Portrait

Life Drawing Class

Thank you for tonight, enjoyable and educational- two of my favourite things.

Classes and Workshops, Drawing, Life Drawing

Life Drawing Class

Hi Tanya,
Just wanted to thank you for the excellent and enjoyable Life Drawing Class last Tuesday.
I really appreciated your clear, gentle style of teaching and your kind encouragement.
It all appeared effortless and so there obviously had been a lot of careful planning and attention to detail.
Looking forward to next week!
Classes and Workshops, Drawing, Life Drawing

Portrait Commission

Thank you for the stunning portrait you did of my father-in-law and his grandchildren for his birthday. You captured each of them just perfectly, we were all so impressed and he loved and will treasure it.

Commission, Drawing, Portrait

Portrait Commission

Thought I would mail and say thank you for such a great likeness…

It is a pleasure to look at the detail and to keep looking into the picture, only to see more detail.

Commission, Drawing, Portrait

Portrait Commission

Wow, that is amazing! Love it.

You are so talented!! Thank you
Commission, Drawing, Portrait

Illustration Commission

Just to let you know – the sketch  was a great success and brought the
house down – and whats more…the recipient said it was, in
fact, an excellent depiction of the place and how had you done it!!!

Anyway many thanks

Commission, Drawing, Illustration

Wedding Caricatures

Tanya was a delight to have at our wedding. She is professional, and made our guests feel at ease while they were in her seat 🙂 she works fast, and the results speak for themselves. I had lots of compliments on the work she did, and people are still mentioning now how much they loved our caricaturist! She was a pleasure to work with!

Caricatures, Drawing, Wedding

Pet Portrait Commission

Tanya,the picture arrived safely and is beautiful,thankyou so much

Commission, Drawing, Pet, Portrait



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“I am in love with the Forest of Dean, and so happy to now call it my home. Having moved around the UK extensively since my teens, finally being able to grow roots has been truly transformative. It will take a little time to settle in, what with home renovations, newborn, gardening, new studio build and (now postponed) wedding. I am however looking forward to becoming a positive part of the local creative community.” ~ Tanya GG, June 2020

Tanya Gaffney-Greetham, British artist based in the Forest of Dean, UK.

Born in Frimley in 1985 and an art graduate from the University for the Creative Arts Maidstone. Creating artworks on commission since 2008. Exhibiting since 2011. Teaching since 2014.

“Art is the flower of a tree whose roots and branches
should be in all the things we make” ~ Harold Speed


2016 NDArt Trek, Draycotts, Barnstaple

2016 NDA Summer Show, Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple

2016 Solo Show, Draycotts, Barnstaple

2015 NDA Art Trek, The Plough, Torrington

2015 NDA Art Trek, Pilton Arts Group, Barnstaple

2015 NDA New Year New Work, Broomhill Art Hotel, Barnstaple

2014 Etsy Pop-up Wall, Fabrication, Leeds

2012 Solo Show, Hand Made in Bradford

2011 Solo Show, Boston Tea Party, Barnstaple


2019 – Photography, Graphic Design, PR and Marketing for Broomhill Art Hotel

2018 – Running portrait art sessions at Highnam Community Centre, Gloucester

2018 – ongoing Volunteer admin of Urban Sketchers Gloucestershire. 

24th – 25th September 2018 Studio Assistant for sculptor Sean Henry

2017 – Running portrait and life drawing classes at Bishop Wordsworth’s School Salisbury

2014 – 2016 Running life drawing sessions at Broomhill Art Hotel Barnstaple

2015 – 16 Arts Manager for Broomhill Art Hotel Barnstaple

2016 volunteer Publicity Officer for North Devon Arts

2016 – Running portrait drawing sessions at White Moose Gallery Barnstaple

2015 volunteer Exhibitions Officer for North Devon Arts

2013 volunteer at Hand Made in Bradford

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