painterly realism lends its wry, sensitive eye to all kinds
of subjects, from a world-weary bulldog to a shadowy boxer, to
urban erosion, and then the seductive call of the sea.
His paintings pull the viewers into a world evoking such
Hopper, the Ash Can school, and John Singer Sargent. They
invite; they don't discourage. Powerful composition and deft
rendering allow viewers to drift in and out of the emotions and
landscapes of the paintings, inviting viewers to create
narratives for themselves.
Tatnall, perhaps best known for his portraits and and boxing
paintings, trained in painting and illustration at the
University of Delaware, the Art Students League in New York
City, and received his MFA in painting from the University of
Miami. He has been exhibiting professionally since 1995 in
New York City,
Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami and Houston.