Tonyia Barnes is a mixed media artist from Pensacola. She holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida, College of Architecture, and has studied art in Italy as well as here in Pensacola. Her art has been exhibited multiple times in Artel Gallery. Primarily the focus of her work is drawn from images of the past captured in old photos. The main ambition to try and portray the emotions of the moment or significance of the subject through layers. An individual work may consist of printed material, oil, acrylic, charcoal, and/or graphite.
She is currently working on a series honoring people and elements of their lives legacy.