Tawny Maclachlan Capon

Tawny Maclachlan Capon started out at The National Ballet School as a ballet dancer while taking art classes at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has worked in the wardrobe of the National Ballet of Canada where she designed costumes for the companies' choreographic workshops and for other modern dance companies in Toronto. Being surrounded by the rich texture and qualities of fabrics with the National Ballet was an inspiration moving her to create and print on fabric using her own designs. She received a Diploma in Art at the Central Technical School after her ballet career and worked at the Royal Ontario Museum as an artist where she was able to access the textile collection as reference material. As a visual artist, Tawny works with an eclectic range of techniques and materials, including a handmade Japanese paper called Washi, to produce her mixed media work, most of which is abstract. She is a long time Gabriola resident. She exhibits on a regular basis at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto and continues to study any technique enabling her to express her ideas, from paper to welding.


"My favourite works, however, are Maclachlan’s soft sculptures, which look like amoebas made from felt...The best thing about Maclachlan’s fugues is that they are not subtle." -R.M. VAUGHAN, The Globe and Mail


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Tawny MC Studio
768 Sea Girt Road, Gabriola Island BC

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