reviews

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**extremely important**

If you would like to leave  an honest review about your Bendy product/s you will be sent a 20% off online code on your next purchase!

Yay! So share the bend!

Sarah Gilchrist

It was a real pleasure to meet the most famous artist in St. George's Market a few weeks ago. I have been following your incredible story for a couple of years now and it was dead on meeting you in person. My family and friends will be thrilled to have some of you quirky offerings for Christmas this year. Keep up the good work! Someday when you are a  world famous author and speaker and artist I will tell everyone that I have met you! Thank you for being a truly inspirational person. Your life story will help millions. Sarah g

 

Bob Bayley

Unique: 

Since I bought two superb commissions from Tanya, which are the central features of my study and music room, I’ve followed her work and development, and am endlessly impressed by her talent, energy, graciousness and force of personality. It’s on my must-do list to cross the water, visit the market, see more of her work and meet this grand lady!

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Tori and Tom Dinnen

We bought a Bendy Belfast print off Tanya and love it! The colours are so cheerful and everyone comments on it when they come into the house.

Lynne Gibson

I love my bendy artwork. Quirky, creative and original pieces of beautifulness. Tanya is super duper friendly and easy to deal with. I will be purchasing my next piece very soon

Elizabeth Hanna

Tanya is a wonderful person with whom to do business (as well as a delightful person in her own right too!). Speed, care, efficiency ... prompt and cheerful service ... I could go on and on ... but will simply say for now ... if you're investing in some interesting art you don't need to look any further than Tanya's very varied range ... there is likely to be something to suit every taste and most budgets.

 

I also own a number of prints of the "Bendy" series and love their quirkiness ... though I have to admit that the other two pieces have my heart.

I own two originals ... very different one from the other ... but both with considerable depth as well as showing an accomplished artist.

"Benbulben" is a stronger, darker, evening landscape of an iconic mountain in Sligo ... the intense colours give a solidity to the painting and I can sit and stare at it for hours being drawn in to the mystery and holiness of the area.

"The Purple Headed Mountains" is an interpretation of a line from a hymn and evokes the Irish purple heather clad mountains with the soft greens and blues of the river and plains in the foreground. The effect is calming and the use of colour simply divine in every sense of that word.

Jayne Alexandra McKillop

Fun with a modern twist or bend!! Mai Bendy Art has it all. Soo loved my North Coast, so much so I am showing it to family & friends. Keep on bending paintings there Tanya Mai Johnston xx

Isa Zimmer

Thank you so much for the lovely print of the bendy St. George's Market. If everybody was looking at the world the same way as you, this planet would be a very funny place to be. Never stop being you, think of all the people you and your art make smile.

Jude Simpson

So original; Completely awesome; Memory aiding; and inspirational...what more could you want Thank you xx

Fi Gibbs

My friend and I are over the moon with our bendy cities (Amsterdam & New York). They are pictures full of colour, fun and talent, and make you feel happy. Just looking at them puts a smile on our faces and brings back lots of happy memories. Keep creating the beautiful masterpieces Tan, they are amazing! X

 

Stuart Gilpin

i was over the moon when I saw, for the first time, the commission I had asked Tanya to do for me. It was to be a surprise birthday present for my wife. The detail, and the imaginative creativity expressed on canvas were way beyond anything I could have hoped for. Needless to say it was gratefully received and now hangs in pride of place in our house. Thank you for a job well done. You have an amazing talent. 

Heather Wilson

Tanya's work manages to bring  historical Northern Irish architecture to life with beautiful colours. The work is imaginative and exciting and it certainly brightens up my room. Great customer service also! Heather Wilson

Elizabeth Hanna

Every day Ben Bulben brightens my journey ... I know it isn't "Bendy" ... but I love it.

The "Bendy" pastel, "All things bright and beautiful ... " hangs in the same room and, viewed from the chair where I sit most frequently it is a calming and restful image that I could look at all day!  I love Mai Bendy Art ... fantastic artist, wonderful person and pouring over with joy and friendliness ... 

Mary Kaliff

Ordered beautiful cards from Tanya. Lots of lovely, very unique designs to choose from. They made a great Christmas present

Eva Nedham

The north coast is my childhood so love the bendy North Coast. Happy memories.

John Beresford

Just bought some of the fascinating cards. They give a different slant to Belfast.

Chelsea Brownlee, Newtownards

If you are searching for an interesting and quirky gift, look no further than Mai Bendy Art! The Bendy Belfast collection is perfect for anyone who has a special connection with the city, or just simply wants a memento from their trip

Valerie Allen Donaghadee

Thank you so very much for the prompt receipt of my order and I am very happy with everything. Some of it will be going to my son in New Zealand and some to my sister in Wales along with your lovely story that was in the newspaper. Keep up the good work and good luck with your exhibition

KahFoon and Jonathan Gillespie

I have "Red Tree" on the wall in my study, and I stare at it every day. I love the vibrant colours, the thickly layered paint, the unusual perspective. There's just something so evocative about it.

 

We bought Bendy Dublin Doors to remind us of our 5 years in Dublin. It's hanging on our bedroom wall now, and yes, it does remind us of Georgian Dublin… in a very jaunty way!

 

I might be addicted to Mai Bendy Art. I wonder if there's therapy for this...

 

Picked up my Mai paintings yesterday and LOOVVEE them! They look even better in real life. Had to be persuaded (ordered) to turn the lights out at midnight, go to bed and stop staring at the paintings! =)

Mary Good, Derry

I bought Tanya's greeting cards. Her response to my order was quick and efficient and I have enjoyed using the cards. They are bright and cheery and just what I was looking for. I will be buying more from her in the future.

 

Dawn M

After spotting Mai Bendy Art in St Georges one Sunday morning I had finally found the artwork I wanted to make the centre piece of our home. After contacting Tanya to make a special one of kind of our surname for our family home our masterpiece was fully underway. The final piece was everything I wished for and more, and after purchasing one of Mai's iconic North coast "bendys" my love for her pieces grew. I would highly recommend Mai Bendy Art to everyone.....you definitely won't be disappointed :) 

J Crooks

Husband and I have very different tastes, saw a result our walls are bare! But after coming across Bendy Art at the Dock Market in Belfast, we were both won over! After spending about half an hour pouring over the gorgeous offerings and changing our minds several times we plumped for the large Bendy North Coast, all our favourite places captured together. Can't wait to get it framed and show it off to the world! Looking forward to collecting more and sharing some as gifts. Wonderful work and fabulous artist.

Guy

Original Bendy Amsterdam arrived promptly and makes me smile!

Cheryl W

I have the fab Bendy Dublin Georgian Doors framed and in my hallway, I love the colours and even though they are "bendy" are very distinctively Georgian Doors.  Love it.

 

I also have a great selection of greeting cards and there is one for every occasion.  

 

A brilliant taken Tanya.  Thanks and keep up the great work.

Anne brown

We are so lucky to have an early Mai Bendy Art painting of our house. We sent Tanya a video of the outside of our home and she produced such a fun-filled caricature of our house, accurate to the colour of the flower pot outside the side door! We love it. Well done Tanya! 

ClaireO

Beautiful products. The pictures are bright and viberant. Attention to detail and look lovely framed. It's lovely to have a modern day take on memories of places from home while living so far away. 

Jillian

Love all Tanya ' s work....have bought three so far as well as cards. You can always find her at the Dock Market in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast. Individual and quirky...keep it up Tanya

Anonymous

Beautiful individual gift cards. Also purchased great picture of Crown Bar....excellent! 

Lynne G

I ordered (online) a bendy print of Belfast City Hall as a Christmas present for a friend. The order was processed immediately, confirmation was prompt, courteous and friendly - and

my friend was delighted with his print. Looking forward to buying many times again -I love the  Mai Bendy Art products and am sharing with friends 😊

Nathalie C

Wonderful work.  And so quick ! I am very proud to have my house in the bendy way of Tanya. The postcards are great. Will command some more. Bravo.

 

Anonymous

My mum and I were in st George's today and I bought a couple Of prints ( north coast one and Belfast one with the buildings)  and mum bought the bookmarks. 

I showed them to my hubby when I got home

And we loved them that much we have now decided we want another one (titanic Albert clock).The prints are hung pride of place o

In our kitchen xx

Anonymous

Love your work-I bought some coasters at Christmas so want some for my walls now.....

Anonymous Commission

Hiya Tanya

Floral Hall commission arrived today and I'm nearly in tears here it's beautiful xxx Thankyou so much! 

 

It's heading to be framed asap! 

Expect some tweets and likes :)  You are so talented. You really 'get' the buildings personality. 

Roger Parr in Dorset

Commissioned Bendy Art picture of my bungalow after seeing pictures of Bendy Art pictures in Belfast.

Fantastic picture of my new retirement home which I will always treasure; it will hang in the hallway when framed for everyone to see – a great talking point.

Thank you Tanya for a super interpretation of the subject.

Nicollette H

Love your art!! Me and my boyfriend bought a tea towel at your stall a few weeks back while on a trip to Belfast from Galway. I had to buy another, they're that wonderful :)

John

I loved the T shirt of the Crown bar, my wife bought it as a Xmas present  which turned out to be the wrong size. Mai changed this without hesitation, the quality and quirkiness are great and we will be doing business again.

Jo-Anne Crooks

My second purchase of Bendy Art! Made the most of the Black Friday offer and bought lots of prints and bookmarks fir christmas gifts. Great quality, well packaged and quick delivery.  Thanks Tanya!

LeeAnne R

Received my order very quickly love all the prints! Will be placing an order again very soon. Well done my kind of Art!

Shona Augustauskiene

Just received my cute Christmas cards. Colourful, bright & cheery. Just like Tanya herself! Excited to send them to family & friends. 

Bob Bayley

Commissioned two original pieces from Tanya, based on photos taken around my home base in Sussex.  Her finished work is superb - imaginative, vibrant, full of life and perfect centre pieces and inspiration for re-decoration plans.  And Tanya is also charming, lively and a pleasure to do business with.    robert

The north coast mug and teetowels arrived this week . They are of very nice quality and will brighten my my house no end

Joy H

As always you're customer service is excellent and I am always laughing at your humorous emails. Thanks very much Tanya. Top notch. 

Kaz Hawkins

Check out my friend @maibendyart who has a quirky view of Belfast buildings. She just sent me one of her brand new mugs for heading back out on tour. She also has a stall at @stgeorgesbelfastbut here is the website. You know I love anything that's quirky and this is it. 😍

http://www.maibendyart.co.uk/

#maibendyart #Belfast #buildings #mug#photooftheday #travel #tour #arts #art #crafts#colours #shapes #bendy #fun

Anonymous

You're customer service is excellent!

Janis

Fabulous, colourful, quirky artwork from a wonderfully talented artist. Just saw Tanya's amazing NI frieze at Belfast International Airport yesterday. Love her work ❤️

Chris Donnelly

"Vibrant , Colourful and Quirky and that's just Tanya! never mind her original and collectable range of graphics and fabrics ! A standout product range right at home in St George,s market. "Bendy Fans are Best" LOL "

Gillian Gallagher

Loved your work when I saw it in the market & shared your card with my hubby as he wanted to take "a piece of home" to his family in Brisbane when we visited them.Love your work, shame I am running out of wall space otherwise I would have some more of your work!A selection of your coasters went to Sydney too!

Mrs A

Your work is amazing and a bit different which is always good! Coming home from holiday this summer my 10 year daughter pointed your work out at airport! Saying at the top of her voice "mum that's the art work you have in our kitchen!" American tourists walking behind us stopped me and asked if I was the artist! Don't worry I put them straight ( can't take the credit for your amazing work!) but i did tell them where they could buy it! They were staying in the merchant so hopefully they did visit you! Lol

Patsy & Robert D

Still loving our Bendy Cork! Tells some important parts of our story and makes us smile! 

AK

Bendy boxes are fabulous!

 

Percy

I can't wait to give the 25 Belfast mugs to my colleagues on the last day of work this year. I love them that I will for sure keep a few myself!It's fantastic to see something new and different in Belfast art. It's boring seeing the same thing all the time. Thank you for the good online communication about collecting from your house. Also the mugs are beautifully packaged. Percy G

Peter and Lorna Gray

We ordered 4 Bendy Boxes filled with Tanya's goodies tea towels, mugs, cushion covers and we are really delighted with them . we are keeping one and giving the other two as presents this year. A great idea. Top quality service, nicely wrapped and unique too.

Lois Bennett

Dropped by the market yesterday to collect my calendars. Tanya you are such a friendly, passionate and creative person. We were chuffed to meet you. You are definitely the friendliest and funniest tourist stall in saint George's market. I will be back again in december to buy all my presents for my friends and family this year. 

Jason and Leah

We finally got round to framing the 4 prints we purchased at St. George's in the Summer. We love them and adds character to the living room. We will never look at the city hall, opera house, crown bar and the merchant hotel again in the same way! Lots of friends comment and smile. Thanks a lot

Susan

I first met Bendi Art three years ago at the amazing St. Georges Market. I knew instantly she was different. It has been wonderful to watch Bendi grow and develop.  I'm not surprised her creative art is the first thing to greet you at the International Airport. It's fresh, inspiring, and like nothing I have seen before. It not only does Belfast proud but NI proud. Keep Bending Bendi.

Shona Augustauskiene

Quick delivery of four Bendy North Coast calendars today. Super packaging, ready to give as gifts. Great job Tanya. Thanks, Shona. xxx

Emma L

When I went to the market last week, I spotted your gorgeous cushions on the stall. So Decided to buy one of each. I love them and they look fab on my new sofa and armchair. They're a perfect size. Quality material and I went to IKEA as you suggested and the puffy inner stuff was nice and cheap. Very well done. I will purchase some more for my mother at Christmas! Thank Tania

John

I got your beautiful calendars today in the post and they are better than expected. Really lovely with lots of personal detail. Great customer service by the way. I will pop into the market with the family when we are over next. Thank you. John

Anonymous

Hi Tanya, the calendar arrived today and it is fantastic! Thank you so much x

Jane Thomson

Delighted with my set of 4 tea towels. Really big. They feel like linen even though they're cotton. Intending to give as presents in December but am tempted to keep them!

 

Donna R

Discovered bendy at the  market and have been an ardent fan ever since! My two great-nieces love a visit to Tanya's stall .. to quote Charlotte (10) "miss johnston's art is perfect because it's so colourful and alive!" It's easily the most recognisable accessible art I've ever seen .. the pictures practically dance off the page! Sent loads of Bendy items to my chums in the USA from Alaska to Seattle .. they love ❤️ it too!

Most recent purchase was magnets for great niece Madison (3) "I love miss johnston's magnets!" 

Look forward to seeing more bendy art and items in the future 

Love, d, Charlotte and Madison  xxx

Helen

Thank you for your beautiful painting of 'Belfast Royal Academy' which you created for my birthday.  It has been admired by many. It was a great surprise. Many thanks. Helen x

Grace

Bought lots of your tea towels and other bendy things at the Opera House Family event a few weeks ago. We love them! Will definitely buy some more to send to friends and family. Your work stands out from everyone else's in NI and very unique 

Miriam Little

I bought 8 packs of Tanya's colouring in sheets and gave them to family and colleagues. I kept a pack for myself. I loved colouring them in to my favourite music, so relaxing and therapeutic! 

Mari Bennett

Me and all my family and friends love my unique Bendy painting of Lighthouse View, Donegal. 

Tanya is amazing just working from iphone photos. 

My daughter's birthday surprise is  The  skyline print of London I wonder where she will hang it to impress all her friends

Thanks to my cousin's in N.Ireland for Bendy's contact details.

 

Jackie R

My Bendy Belfast mug's my #1️⃣ fav👍

Stephen and Grace

We got a box full of bendy goods under the tree at Christmas from santa claus and we love the drawings on the tea towels especially. you got skills tanya! we have never seen drawings like those on any of our travels across the world. wish you well and keep up the good work. the four cushion covers proudly sit in our hallway bench and guests always comment on them. 

Stephanie Girvan

I have purchased several of Tanya's mugs and tea towels  to bring to friends in the UK and family in Australia and Canada! Everyone has loved them and I will be back for more before I head of on my travels again! 

Gary Connolly

@MaiBendyArt love my bendy art purchases from your stall on Sunday and so nice to chat to you about your work and products#happy Christmas

Anonymous

Tanya's work is creatively brilliant, fun, original and brings something different than anything else on offer. Five stars

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