Twelve years ago Tazia had completed her college studies and was looking for something new to engage her attention. Her brother suggested she should turn to painting, since she’d always shown a talent for art. As the last decade has proved, sometimes even brothers can have good ideas.

The work speaks for itself. Taz is an accomplished, gifted and commercially successful artist. She mainly works from photographs, and is meticulous in choosing just the right shot as a basis for her pictures. The painstaking approach continues from the first touch of the acrylic to the final stroke, yet the end result is full of vibrancy, freedom and life.

Her brother created a website for her – http://www.tazpaintings.wordpress.com – which receives many hits, and visitors are often moved to leaving admiring comments. In June last year, her painting ‘Rupert Flying Over The Clifton Suspension Bridge’ was accepted by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as a gift for Prince George’s nursery. This made worldwide headlines and drastically increased her fan base.

Taz has been asked to paint special paintings for people several times, and she’s always happy to oblige. Her perfectionist technique means it takes about two months to complete a picture although a large piece she is now working on will take nearer to six.

Happily settled in her home studio, Taz looks forward to an ever-more productive and creative future.