Hello, I’m Tanya. Originally from Northern Ireland, I now share a home in Scotland with a tall man, a small cat and an albino axolotl with a double-barrel surname.

I love coffee, yoga, cinnamon tea, driving at night, cooking, documentaries about the ocean, the ocean, documentaries about cooking, storms, horror films, the feeling of getting tattooed, expertly choreographed fight scenes, Irish bread, clean kitchens, literally all cats, playing other people’s pianos, and winter mornings.

I’ve been a practising eclectic pagan witch for a quarter of a centuryI mean, since I was a teenager, which is the same number of years but it doesn’t sound as exciting. I’m a deeply passionate creative living advocate and I believe art is for everyone, always. Seriously. Just make stuff. If I had to sum up my approach to life with one entirely unoriginal quote, it would be take it easy, but take it.

I’ve been a professional photographer, run a studio and taught photography. I’ve written for organisations and publications. I’ve worked in tech, marketing and online communications. Now I take photos because it makes me smile, I write because I have stories to tell, and the internet is my playground again.

If you want to email me, you can do that at hello@tanyasimonesimpson.com

Welcome to my online home ❤