1703 ABBA Bluebells – water colour (Worldwide Flora Exhibition 2018)

Posted by Tina on May 08, 2017  /   no comment

The Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA) will be holding its inaugural exhibition in 2018; a worldwide event whereby lots of countries will be holding an exhibition at the same time, all showing their natural flora. I hope very much to participate in this event and have chosen two iconic British plants to portray: our native […]

Read More

Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

Posted by Tina on April 25, 2017  /   no comment

Dear All who read this post:I have been asked if I would like to apply for Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 by the producer of Storyvault Films Limited. Those of you who follow my work will know that landscape is not really my thing (unless under commission). But rather than just ignore the email […]

Read More

1603 Monty Two (Commission completed)

Posted by Tina on March 04, 2017  /   no comment

I have not lifted a paintbrush since November 2016, but in the last two weeks managed to find time to complete a commission. His name is Monty (Artist Code 1603), and this is the second time I have portrayed him (the first was a graphite drawing, Artist Code 0905). Sadly Monty passed away a couple […]

Read More

0005: White Lily used for packaging at Grace Cole

Posted by Tina on December 19, 2016  /   no comment

A year on and I can reveal a secret: My lily painting is being used in the decorative packaging for a new product from Grace Cole: Rose & Lily – http://www.gracecole.co.uk/luxury-floral-duo.html And this is a link to the picture history: http://tinasfineart.uk/picture-profile-0005-white-lilies/

Read More

1509: “Paws for Thought” Progress

Posted by Tina on December 18, 2016  /   no comment

Had a bit of time this morning to add some detail to the Paws for Thought painting. Unfortunately it is such a long time since I picked up a paint brush I find I am struggling to remember how to paint! Most frustrating. I can feel by the way this one is going that it […]

Read More

1509: New painting “Paws for Thought”

Posted by Tina on November 13, 2016  /   no comment

I have been doing this little painting for the last six months. I have been so busy with my Lady Captain’s duties at the golf club that today, Sunday 13th November 2016, for a bit of brain relief I decided to do a little bit of painting. The idea for this painting came about when […]

Read More

1610 – Illumination and Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Posted by Tina on September 30, 2016  /   no comment

I have just spent three wonderful days at Cambridge Botanic Gardens being tutored by my favourite artist: Georita Harriot. I  used the course as a refresher for gilding and illumination techniques, and it was invaluable. It was also great fun. There were 12 [mature] students of all levels of ability, but each one of us […]

Read More

Gransden Show: What a special day!

Posted by Tina on September 26, 2016  /   no comment

And just received this lovely photograph taken by Santa Rex without my knowledge. But it shows Helena, William, George and the elbow of husband/father Richard – I am obviously happy about something!! It was a wonderful day at Gransden Show on 24th September 2016. I had a great spot in the Art and Craft Marquee and […]

Read More

1508 – …and the high costs of “prestigious” exhibiting!

Posted by Tina on September 13, 2016  /   no comment

Just heard from the Mall Galleries that my pre-selected painting for the Society of Wildlife Artists has not been selected for the main exhibition. However, I am not too disappointed. I shall be happy with pre-selection, and try again next year – provided I can afford it!! Just out of interest, I wondered how much […]

Read More