How a little wild garden can change

Posted by Tina on February 14, 2021  /   no comment

It is not a strange title really. My little wild garden has changed enormously since its original inception when we had myriad visiting animals and birds, as well as hubbie’s vegetable patch beyond. There was also a beautiful privet hedge along the bottom, which, along with mature ash trees, was supposed to be protected from […]

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Artwork for 2020 All shipshape and added to Catalogue

Posted by Tina on December 27, 2020  /   no comment

I have just been updating my latest artwork to the website and my Artwork Catalogue to end 2020 and start afresh with a new website layout and shop in 2021 (hopefully!). The new website will have a much-needed “s” after its http! (Don’t worry about it if you do not understand that phrase—it is all […]

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Slight Progress on “I Bow to my Queen” and Tawny is ready to fly

Posted by Tina on December 02, 2020  /   no comment

Not had much time for personal painting (Turtle Doves) because there is an unusually high amount of river friend stuff to sort out. Thank you to all those lovely people and organisations who are furnishing me with plenty of news about rivers and rare plants—it is all very much appreciated. Here is the latest on […]

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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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