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July 23, 2020

 Mary Magdalene's Garden, 16" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas, by Tanya Torres, 2020.

Life has been challenging in the last couple of years. And in the last few months, we all have lost so much: our freedom, our normal, our trust. But hope remains. We must look forward.

I write...

July 17, 2019

So many years ago, I used to write almost every day, I had a beautiful place to work, full of light and filled with all the good energy in the world. I painted the Magdalene and helped people pursue their dreams and taught kids art. I created murals and books, and went...

February 4, 2019

​​[In this post I will begin guiding you in painting your own Dark Magdalene. Begin at the end of the post.]

My life has changed so much since last year. After so many years of being an independent artist, I now work full time and paint part time. In the beginning this...

January 26, 2019

One of the most beautiful moments of 2018 and my entire life was the invitation to present a reflection at the Magdala Prayer Service of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. At a time when I most needed to remember my mission and my joy, I received a call from Debbie...

October 19, 2018

The Virgin's Heart

Tanya Torres

Acrylic on canvas

8" wide x 10" high


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I have been working a lot with materials such as pearlescent inks, gold outliners and matte paint in contrast to glossy paint, materials that helped my new Dark Magdalene series e...

July 23, 2018

Magdala Prayer Service of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati 

Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation

CIncinnatti, USA

It is an honor to be here, sharing with all of you this beautiful spiritual experience. I want to thank the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnatti an...

June 21, 2018

Join Painting the Dark Magdalene, a workshop in which you will learn my technique of prayerful painting as well as how to create your own Dark Magdalene.

On July 7, at 3 pm, we will use lots of wonderful and exciting materials and you will create with a beautiful and un...

June 7, 2018

Experience the benefits of hands-on creativity and Painting as Prayer.

Paint your own Dark Magdalene, using the same materials the artist used in The Dark Magdalene exhibition at the Bronx Music Heritage Center. Learn about the artist's journey and discover the differen...

June 4, 2018

"Sending light, lots of love, and a warm hug. The Dark Magdalene blesses you from the depths of her warmest darkness."

The words of my friend Jerry Kolljeski touched me deeply. He sent them to me on the day of the opening of The Dark Magdalene part of The Routes of the...

May 28, 2018

Madonna and Child by Tanya Torres, Oil on Canvas, 8" wide by 10" high, 2018.  

Part of The Dark Magdalene exhibition at the Bronx Music Heritage Center. $350.

In my culture, many people assume that the Black Virgin is dark because of the syncretism between European...

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