MyfanwyNia's Studio Weblog

Hello and welcome to my creative world, thank you dearly for your interest in my artistic endeavors.
“Here on my web log I record my studio progress, it acts as a web based journal spanning back to 2010, here I can easily glance back at projects and artworks and add my current progress. I hope some of you will also find inspiration here.
I welcome dearly your comments and feedback as valuable assets that help me consider different aspects of my art practice and my creative growth as an artist.
Love and Light”
Harriet ❤
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I’m continuously open to participation in new projects, collaborations, murals and exhibitions.
I’m always happy to talk about a special commission piece of jewellery, your fantasy artwork or portrait of a loved one.
You can contact me via my facebook page or website and online shop at , much of my older work is also view-able there.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Hansel & Gretel


I'm having an exhibition opening September 1st at 'Frame of Mine' 164 Ormeau Rd, Belfast at 7.30pm. My first solo show of 2011, entitled 'House of Sweets-A Hansel and Gretel Story' . Hope some of ye can make it! ♥ ♥

Press Release:
House of Sweets - A Hansel and Gretel Story

Award winning pop surrealism artist, Harriet Myfanwy Nia Tahany is presenting an exhibition of exciting new works opening 1st September 2011. This will be Harriet’s first solo show this year, opening at the 'Frame of Mine' gallery at 164 Ormeau Rd, Belfast at 7.30pm. 'House of Sweets - A Hansel and Gretel Story' will show for one week until the 7th September.
Visitors to the exhibition will be in awe of Harriet’s unique and highly identifiable style of art, which will be a collection of paintings in acrylic and watercolour. The Frame of Mine gallery, is undoubtedly becoming known for show-casing cutting edge contemporary genres of art, including lowbrow, pop surrealism and urban.
Harriet’s new set of work takes inspiration from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, and also incorporate Jungian symbolism. We see how dark forces lure Hansel and Gretel into an enticing world of candy and cakes. Greed challenges the pair and Harriet’s images foretell their fate based on the choices they make. Whilst some details of the story have been altered, the archetypal structure is much the same. Using this classic fairy tale, Harriet portrays current issues presenting a social commentary about consumerism, consumption and the lure of the media. This set of work mirrors questions being asked by society about modern culture, materialism and the need for possession. When we consider the rioting in modern day Britain in this context, we see the greed of the people who looted and destroyed communities in order to acquire the latest fashion, technology and high end goods. People are still asking, why did these people riot? Many argue it is down to the role of mass media in society, that the intense marketing of highly desired items and the greed of those involved for “free” material goods overcame moral judgement - we have since seen that many of those involved were mere opportunists.
In Harriet's exhibition we see that Hansel is trapped by his consumption, whilst Gretel is trapped by the witch – they are like two sides to the one coin. Harriet finds a resolve to this problem in her imagery, where Gretel manages to find a personal resolve to this dilemma, in which the dark illusions are melted away! You can expect nothing less than a plethora of mind teasers when you interpret the story as you walk around the gallery, a very typical tactic of Harriet’s, which her fans have come to love! You can find both Harriet and the gallery on Facebook. Or visit and for further details

Written by Cerian Gilhooley.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

July Bizarre Magazine

Bizarre Magazine July 2011

Was really thrilled and surprised to have my painting 'The Bunny Breather' featured in the readers art section of this month’s Bizarre Magazine!

The Text below the image reads: This oil painting juxtaposes a cybernetic pin-up girl with cute forest creatures in a bleak, futuristic, snowy landscape.

Bizarre Magazine July 2011 Page 54