Hoolihan, Tanya

Tanya Hoolihan is a natural history illustrator, working and living on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. Growing up she was constantly inspired by her natural surroundings and began using watercolour to achieve extremely detailed depictions of the flora and fauna found in her area. Developing an artistic style based on a keen understanding of nature, her work is characterised by high detail and a devotion to capturing the true essence of the subject. In depth research of the subject prior to illustration plays an important role in Tanya’s work. Tanya holds a PhD in Natural History Illustration from the University of Newcastle. Her work is held in the Florilegium of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Collection at Newcastle University as well as in several private collections. Her botanical illustrations have also been published in several books on flora.