Please Note: I am on a year’s sabbatical from November 2016 to November 2017 so unfortunately the Fine Art Shop is closed for the duration. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you wish to enquire about any of the paintings on display in the galleries, please be in touch
Welcome to the website of professional artist Tina Bone. A full history of Tina’s artwork is available to browse in the galleries.
A BIT OF HISTORY:
I was told I could draw by my teacher (Miss Treleven) when I was just seven: she had entered my ‘Fairy Queen’ painting into a children’s local art competition run by Heffers in Cambridge (now Tindall’s) and I remember winning a big box of paints and some brushes. At age eleven, whilst on holiday in Italy I was asked to paint a picture on canvas (taller than my height!) to replace a wooden wall painting of Madonna and Child which had burned during street celebrations. Self-taught, I turned professional artist in March 2005. My favourite subjects are natural history, botanical illustration and illuminated lettering, using gesso and gold leaf. In 2004 I designed and planted a small ‘wild’ garden to provide live subjects such as frogs, newts, toads and all manner of insects, including lesser stag beetles, hedgehogs and wood mice, as well as many bird-spotting opportunities. Black and grey squirrels also visit. Whenever possible, I paint life-size using live specimens, or from resource photographs I have taken myself, and from memory.