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 Shevington, Standish and Wrightington Art Groups and Bolton Art Circle.
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. Building upon recent commissioned success capturing peoples' pets in pastels, the sister website, www.czpetportraits.online, has been launched.
She has undertaken a number of commissions and now exhibits regularly on a wider geographic basis. Taysha's paintings are on permanent display at Rivington Green Tearooms and she has had a solo Exhibition at the Village Art Gallery in Shevington. Her paintings have been displayed alongside others at Golden Days Garden Centre, Shevington and the Royal Bolton Hospital. Further afield she has been displayed at the nationally renowned Milnthorpe and Haworth Open Art Exhibitions and has been a displayed finalist at the Annual HPB Art Exhibition in London. Locally she was 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.