Tanya is a painter, illustrator and designer. Born in Calcutta, she now lives and works in London. Having studied fashion at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, London, she then moved to Paris to design for Christian Lacroix.
In 1996 she showed her first exhibition of drawings in Gavin Turk's London studio which led to her first commission from British Vogue. Since then Tanya has contributed regularly to leading fashion publications internationally and recent commissions have included work for Claridges, London and Louis Vuitton's Women's Cruise Collection 2009.
Tanya is represented by FIG, the Fashion Illustration Gallery, founded by her husband, the gallerist/dealer William Ling.
The drawings from her Botanical Series use mixed media including ink, watercolour, pen and nail varnish.