After a career as a geologist in the oil industry, Tania Hens took up a second career in art in 1999. Her first career took her to various places around the globe. She lived in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. The range of cultures she encountered on her travels, the colours and the quality of light have played a role in the style she developed.
Her style is very diverse, ranging from very realistic to the abstract. She is inspired by nature, people and music. She uses oil paints, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, silk painting and collages. Andyet, her style is very recognisable. Many people can point out her paintings from amongst the works in a joint exhibition. Her works are characterised by vibrant colours, and radiate a certain happiness.
From 2005 until 2016 Tania lived in Oman in the MiddleEast, where her husband continued to work in the oil industry, whilst she concentrated on her art. She had many exhibitions, both joint exhibitions (which she herself often organised for a group of artists) and solo exhibitions in Oman, Dubai and Panama. Her works were sold to buyers from all over the world. One buyer was a member of the royal family of Oman, who bought two paintings. During her first solo exhibition, she auctioned one of her paintings and donated the proceeds to UNICEF.