1606: A Male Redstart for the NEWA Wild-Wall Tombola

Posted by Tina on June 26, 2016  /   no comment

I set myself a task this morning (Sunday 26th June 2016) to design and complete a painting in one day. I have never done this before because I paint so slowly; but I received the challenge so had to rise to the occasion. I decided to paint a male Redstart, one of our beautiful summer visitors, […]

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1508: Border Skirmish Framed and ready for NEWA

Posted by Tina on June 24, 2016  /   no comment

The dormice painting “Border Skirmish” has been to the framers and is now back, labelled, and ready to go to the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA). All I am waiting upon now are my new stiffy bags! Apparently they are coming by Parcel Force, but I have not heard when, and I need them […]

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1501: Blue and Gold Macaws with Swamp Hibiscus (New Update)

Posted by Tina on June 17, 2016  /   no comment

I started a large oil painting in January 2015 in the hope of completing it for my four Cambridge Open Studios weekends in July 2015. However, I got sidetracked and have only just this week got back to it. It is oil on a stretched box canvas size 48″ by 16″, and the composition is completely […]

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Latest Commission gone to its new home: Artist code 1601

Posted by Tina on June 10, 2016  /   no comment

The commissioner has just taken the completed artwork away, being absolutely thrilled with both the composition and the likeness. It was a real pleasure to portray these three beautiful animals, which I met personally to take resource photographs and to get to know them (and their pecking order). Kebba*, the chocolate lab is still the boss, even […]

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Bourn Brook: Himalayan Balsam pickers required

Posted by Tina on June 09, 2016  /   no comment

The Wildlife Trust and the Countryside Restoration Trust have been controlling the invasive plant Himalayan balsam since 2011, relying on the hard work of local volunteers and we are very keen to find some more of them!  Most of the sections involve wading, which gives an opportunity to see the brook from a whole new […]

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Pint of Science 2016 Lecture and Grand Finale

Posted by Tina on June 04, 2016  /   no comment

The evening of lectures at the Boat House went very well – and I gave a little speech about my painting and its relation to Alex Copley’s research. The lectures and artwork, which included a poem from one artist, made a memorable and informative evening. The Grand Finale Exhibition was well attended.

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Exhibition 16th to 19th June – Keysoe Art4Africa

Posted by Tina on June 02, 2016  /   no comment

Art4Africa An Exhibition Supporting Some of the Poorest Children in Tanzania. The Exhibition (and see below for invitation) From Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th June we are inviting you to help change the lives of disadvantaged children. Rise Africa is holding a very special exhibition to bring a taste of Africa and local art to […]

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Latest Artwork – Border Skirmish (Artist Code 1508)

Posted by Tina on June 01, 2016  /   no comment

This is my latest work entitled “Border Skirmish”. I actually attended a Dormouse Workshop day to learn about these cuties. We only saw photographs as the field trip did not turn up any in the flesh. But it was a great day and I learned a lot about them – like four fingers at the […]

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