"I think it is important for contemporary artists to capture the land and the people as they are today. I don't try to romanticize or invent my subjects, but I do try to show the beauty of the ordinary. People engaged in their occupations, enjoying their leisure time by eating, shopping or just strolling down a street, as well as abandoned and often overlooked landscapes... all of these are ordinary subjects which can make extraordinary paintings. I try to paint from life as much as possible so that my work has the authenticity that comes from capturing a moment in time. “ The artist started her career in portraiture but is now active in the plein air movement. She was honored to be invited to participate in the 2016 American Masters Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club. Tankersley's studio is in Easton, Maryland where she teaches classes and workshops.
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