Tania Orton is an architect and art teacher. She has taught art at International Schools in Ethiopia, Sudan and China. Her current focus, which started in 2009, is creating works by applying wax and dyes on a variety of fabrics. She has owned and operated an art gallery and has participated in many shows and festivals, winning an award for her painting entitled Bamboo and Moon. She is also a long time member of the Eden Mills Art Festival.