About the Artist
Czeslawa , more commonly known as Taysha, began painting regularly in 1987 after her husband saw some old school drawings and decided to buy her an oil painting set. Two years later she joined a local Art Group, being thrown in at the deep end of a taught oil painting class. This proved to be very exciting and she has not looked back since. Following this she progressed onto watercolours, pastels and acrylics, though often returns to her starting point with oils. Taysha is an active member of Lodge Artists Chorley and Wrightington Art Group.
In the main Taysha's paintings have been influenced by the local scenery as well as from holidays in the UK and abroad. Subjects have included traditional landscapes and various forms of transport. More recently she has developed a penchant for pastels which suit her love of the animal kingdom, where owls, kingfishers, squirrels and hares have all been featured on canvas, together with commissioned portraits of peoples pets.
She has undertaken other commissions and now exhibits regularly on a wider geographic basis. Taysha has had solo Exhibitions at the Village Art Gallery in Shevington. Her paintings have been displayed alongside others at Astley Hall, Chorley; Golden Days Garden Centre, Shevington and the Royal Bolton Hospital. Further afield she has been displayed at the nationally renowned Milnthorp, Hawort, Garstang and Blackburn Open Art Exhibitions and has been a displayed finalist at the Annual HPB Art Exhibition in London. 2023 saw a double success, winning the Garstang Open with her oil painting "Pandamonium" and being awarded Best in Show for her pastel "Eventide", after Les Darlow, in Lodge Artists' Annual Exhibition at the Stables Gallery Astley Hall. Previously she has been a winner of Bolton Art Circle's "Watercolour Challenge" with her painting of Smithells Hall, as well as winning a "Highly Commended" in their Annual Competition with her watercolour of "The Wood", after Jack Merriott.