New Painting started: Artist Code 2017 “I Bow to my Queen”

Posted by Tina on November 29, 2020  /   no comment

I was fortunate enough to be commissioned to portray the beautiful turtle dove for a “birders” 80th birthday—being his favourite bird. The commissioner contacted me on a Monday when the birthday was the next Saturday. In that short time, all I could produce was a graphite drawing, see bottom of this post. I was much […]

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Nettie’s Nature Puzzles coming soon

Posted by Tina on October 28, 2020  /   no comment

After a successful run of jigsaw puzzles previously made especially for me by JHG Jigsaw Puzzles Ltd, I am very pleased to announce that a new series of 500 and 1000 piece puzzles will be out in the next few weeks. Why “Nettie’s Nature Puzzles”? I just wanted something different and catchy and my “proper” […]

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Another Online Exibition: Iceni Botanical Artists

Posted by Tina on October 03, 2020  /   no comment

We should have been exhibiting (with workshops) at Ely Cathedral, but of course everything is on hold. Please visit and check out the beautiful artwork by the IBA Artists. Direct link to ONLINE EXHIBITIONDirect link to ICENI BOTANICAL ARTISTS WEBSITEDirect link to IBA ON FACEBOOK

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2012 The Almighty Reed and Reedlings UPDATE

Posted by Tina on August 03, 2020  /   no comment

This little painting for Book 5 in the River Friend Series (REED: ON THE EDGE) is going along quite nicely. Lots of fiddly bits, which you come to expect with my work, but great fun. It is just so annoying that I take so long to paint something! Here is the latest progress picture:

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2012 The Almighty Reed and Reedlings

Posted by Tina on July 25, 2020  /   no comment

Just started the illustrations for the next River Friend book: “REED: ON THE EDGE”, number five in the series. There are lots of nice things to say about reeds, both from a commercial and a leisure point of view. If you think a reed is dull, then this little book will enlighten you and broaden […]

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1604: Tea & Cake & off to a new home

Posted by Tina on July 15, 2020  /   no comment

This little painting, which received a Highly Commended award in the latest Patchings Festival (online) exhibition (The Artist, and Leisure Painter) has now gone to its new home. The buyers visited the studio and we had tea and cakes on the patio (all socially distanced of course!). A lovely farewell to a little water colour […]

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Painters Online TALP Open 2020

Posted by Tina on July 09, 2020  /   no comment

It is now official that I received a “highly commended” award for my little water colour painting entitled “Three New Blades”, and I think it is eligible for the Peoples’ Choice Awards. The big downside is that wannabe voters have to login or register to make a vote, and I would not ask folk to […]

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