About Tamsin

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Art, creativity and a passion for the natural world have always been an integral part of Tamsin’s life.

Based in her home studio on the South Coast of Cornwall, Tamsin spends her days sat at her drawing table overlooking her cottage garden. As a child she would pore over illustrations in old reference books, marveling at the skill of those who documented the flora and fauna around them with such beautiful precision.

Having discovered a love of drawing at an early age, years of self-directed learning have allowed her to develop a unique methodology and artistic style which employs just four pencils and an eraser to create classical pencil portraits.

Once Tamsin mastered drawing in graphite, she began exploring coloured pencils and most recently soft pastel. Each medium has different qualities for both the artist and the viewer, bringing its own nature to the artworks. In every picture Tamsin draws, her gradual building of many layers upon the page allows for a full complement of textures, tones and hues which brings great depth and complexity to her work. It is this simplicity of tools and traditional materials coupled with the timeless appeal of portraiture which fascinates Tamsin, creating a connection between the hand, the page, the subject and the viewer.

Tamsin has has exhibited with The Pastel Society, the Society of Women Artists and ING Discerning Eye.

Having over a decade of professional experience in community work, followed by eight years of teaching drawing to people of all ages and abilities, building connections has always been at the heart of Tamsin’s work. This can be felt in her portraits as communicating the individuality of the subject is of paramount importance. There is an intimacy in portraiture that comes when you study the presence of another with such intensity, and this connection between the subject, the artist and the viewer is what makes these hand-drawn portraits so powerful.

When not making art, Tamsin enjoys spending time with her family, tending her vegetable garden and flowers, and exploring the ever-changing wildness of the surrounding landscapes.

Tamsin exhibits her work both locally and nationally and has been featured in art publications in the UK and the US. Her portraits hang in private collections internationally.

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A Handful of Love

Pastel

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Watching

Coloured Pencil

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Rosie

Pastel

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Red Squirrel

Pastel

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Posturing Peacock of Pencarrow

Coloured Pencil

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Blue Tit

Pastel

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Amur Leopard

Graphite Pencil

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Woman in White

Coloured Pencil

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Yannick

Coloured Pencil

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Welcome to the World

Coloured Pencil

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The Witchdoctor's Daughter

Graphite Pencil

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Pondering

Pastel

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Wakhan Girl

Coloured Pencil

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Tibetan Shaman

Pastel

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The Violet Veil

Coloured Pencil

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Self Portrait

Graphite Pencil

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Sita

Coloured Pencil

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Sculpted

Coloured Pencil

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Paul

Graphite Pencil

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Lisa and Danny

Graphite Pencil

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Mrs Wong

Graphite Pencil

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Nuthatch

Pastel

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Moggy

Coloured Pencil

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Lily and Jasmine

Graphite Pencil

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First Forage

Pencil and Pastel

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Barn Owl

Pastel

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Bonny Miss Bonnie

Pastel

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Boxer

Coloured Pencil

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Chestnut

Pastel

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CAT

Coloured Pencil

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Chewing it Over

Pastel

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Clyde

Pastel

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Dancer

Coloured Pencil

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Fiona

Graphite Pencil

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Monochrome Mothering

Pencil and Pastel

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Goldfinch

Pastel

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Golden Retriever

Pastel

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Jasper

Coloured Pencil

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Just Popping Out

Pastel

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Jessie

Graphite Pencil

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Kingfisher

Pastel

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Little Owl

Coloured Pencil

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Koda

Graphite Pencil

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Morse

Coloured Pencil

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Mother's Milk

Pastel

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Kirk Family

Graphite Pencil

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Sleeping Snow Leopard

Coloured Pencil

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Rosy

Graphite and Coloured Pencil

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Spirited

Coloured Pencil

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Riot

Graphite Pencil

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An Age of Indigo

Coloured Pencil

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Cub Scout

Coloured Pencil


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Jay

Pastel

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An Apprentice of Indigo

Coloured Pencil

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Melissa

Pastel
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Pepsi

Pastel

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Goldfinch after Fabritius

Pastel

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Tiger

Pastel

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Mikey

Pastel

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A Handful of Chillies

Pastel

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A Handful of Salt

Pastel

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Onen Hag Oll

Charcoal and Pastel
Mid-Tone Portrait

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Lily

Coloured Pencil
Mid-Tone Portrait

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A Handful of Lotus Seeds

Pastel

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Shadow

Graphite Pencil

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Midnight

Coloured Pencil

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A Handful of Faith

Pastel

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Billy the Kid

Pastel

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Toucan

Pastel

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Introducing Ellie

Graphite Pencil

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Dalat Girl

Coloured Pencil

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Joy

Graphite Pencil

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Kids

Pastel

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Heart of Stone

Graphite Pencil

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Himba Woman

Graphite Pencil

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Heather

Graphite Pencil

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Daryl

Coloured Pencil

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Emma's Boys

Graphite Pencil

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Fisher Boy

Graphite Pencil

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Bolgatanga Baby

Graphite Pencil

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Connie

Graphite Pencil

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What a Hoot!

Pastel

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Billy, Emily and Verity

Graphite Pencil

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Bhutan Women

Coloured Pencil

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Anne

Graphite Pencil

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Bess

Graphite Pencil

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A Lifetime of Laughter

Graphite Pencil

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A Thirst For Life

Graphite Pencil

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Sharon

Graphite Pencil

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Snow Leopard

Pastel

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Ziggy

Coloured Pencil

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Albert

Coloured Pencil

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