Contemporary artist Tanner Lawley paints from a place of love, abundance, and his compassion for others. Tanner grew up in a small town outside of Dallas, Texas, and spent much of his childhood working for his father’s paint contracting business. After graduating with a BBA from Freed-Hardeman University in May of 1999, Tanner experienced many emotional, physical, and spiritual hardships while trying to find his path in life.  It was a result of this challenging time in his life that Tanner began creating his art in 2001.

In 2006, Tanner Lawley started managing Reflection Fine Art gallery for local Dallas artist JD Miller. It was here that Tanner really began learning his craft.  He began to passionately study contemporary artists and masters from all over the world.

Since August of 2008, Tanner has created thousands of original paintings that can be found in corporate and private collections all over the world. In 2010 he was named one of Art Business News Top 50 artists to watch. As a performance painter, he is best known for painting his famous sculpted hearts. In 2014, he was even awarded Art Expo New York’s Best New Exhibitor award. His lifetime goal is to paint more Love than any other artist in history.

Tanner’s newest fine art gallery, The Lawley Art Group, is located in the heart of the Design District in Dallas, TX. Tanner paints and lives in Dallas, with his wife D’Anne and daughters Haven Alyse and Margot Eleanor, who have each inspired his #10000 hearts project.