My name is Tawnya Williams. I am an artist, creator, educator, parent, grandparent, and wife. I live my life purposefully and passionately and art is MY gift.
I am a self-taught artist, my only formal training being a few classes in college and whatever tips and techniques I can remember from high school. I did not go to college until my late-twenties and I initially enrolled as an art major but switched to history after my first year. I have worked in the education field for the last ten years and am currently a high school special educator and social studies teacher. I co-owned a dance fitness studio several years ago but walked away from that venture to focus more on my career and family. In addition to my career and art business, I am the wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, mother and step-mother to two absolutely lovely daughters, and grandmother to two adorably yummy little granddaughters. It was always my dream to make art my career field but instead I settled on my second passion as a safer option and one that would guarantee me employment. There is a small part of me that wishes I could make the shift from teaching social studies to teaching art but I have decided to commit myself, instead, to pursuing an independent art business. Although I am proficient with a variety of mediums and subjects, I specialize in portrait work with colored and graphite pencils being my medium of choice. You can visit my PORTFOLIO TAB to view samples of some of my art and read more about my journey HERE.
“Your mission, your purpose, and your destiny will all be tied to one thing—your gift.”–Steve Harvey