-SUBMITTED WORK AND STATEMENTS BY MISSISSIPPI ARTISTS
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"Tonia Grantham was born and raised in Mississippi where her creativity was fueled at a young age while growing up in the piney woodlands of Rankin County. Having taken all the art classes that high school and Hinds Community College had to offer, she joined a studio class taught by Dianne Norman in 1994 where she fell head-over-heels in love with the pastel medium. After Tonia married and moved to Memphis a few years later to begin a new job and start a family, she joined Anne Enoch’s studio class which gave her flexibility while raising her children. During that time, she developed an impressionistic style painting animals and landscapes inspired by her home, garden, travel, and love of the piney woods where she spent her younger years. She has painted commissions for clients and contributed t-shirt designs for various causes including breast cancer and ovarian cancer awareness. Tonia currently resides back in Mississippi with her family in the quaint town of Booneville where she paints from her home studio affectionately called, The Little Art Room."
The Little Yellow Building is the creative art studio of Mississippi artist Derek Covington Smith. TLYB was established in 2018 to help grow and promote visual art in the state through opportunity, exposure, and education.