Tanya studied Illustration (BA Graphic Design) in Exeter after having completed her Foundation year at Shelley Park, Bournemouth.
She partnered in an advertising agency, gaining extensive experience of working with councils and education establishments. This was followed by 14 years of living in the French West Indies. There she worked as a newspaper editorial cartoonist, sign writer and secondary school Art teacher.
On her return to the UK she turned to a career in magazine publishing and digital marketing. She is a successful illustrator with work published around the world.