Tanya Montgomery’s work is influenced by the desert landscape. Originally from Melbourne, her work reflects her training as a graphic designer and her astute observation of colour.

Known as ‘Monty’, her landscapes capture the distinct Pilbara colour palette as she paints en plein air on wooden panel and she uses her field studies, photographs and etchings to inform her works. Monty attributes her treatment of land and sky with Heidelberg School artist Arthur Streeton, and representational style shared by The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society artists.

Monty is appointed as the 2021 Artist in Residence at the Riverton Library as recipient of a 10-week Creative Communities COVID-19 Recoveries Grant.  New to Riverton in Perth, she is passionate about art education and shares her interests in a variety of art disciplines including puppetry, public sculpture, oil painting and printmaking.