Here you will find the latest news from Tamsin Dearing Fine Art, including exhibitions, events, drawing demonstrations and more.


Yannick - Coloured Pencil Portrait

Yannick Coloured Pencil Portrait Copyright Tamsin Dearing 2016



This coloured pencil portrait was commissioned as a surprise Christmas present, and features the adorable Yannick. Who could resist that smile, and his obvious delight at dressing up in the big boy slippers?

So that Yannick's portrait could be shared with all who know and love him, a limited edition range of greetings cards were printed featuring this artwork. This is a wonderful way for the client to ensure this beautiful image brings smiles to as many faces as possible at Christmas.

A warm, peachy coloured paper was chosen for this artwork which beautifully compliments the warm colours of the portrait.

As with all of my commissioned artwork, throughout the process I sent photographs of the drawing as it progressed to the client. These ensure that both parties are confident that the portrait is what they want it to be, and provides an interesting insight into how a drawing is created.

Bhutan Women - Commissioned Coloured Pencil Portrait

Bhutan Women Coloured Pencil Portrait Copyright Tamsin Dearing 2016




These two women live in Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas. The image is of particular significance to the client as he took the original photograph when travelling in Nepal in 2003, and many changes have ocurred for these people since then.  Now their village has electricty, they have access to mobile phones, and a road has been built to connect them to neighbouring communities. These modernisations inevitably bring changes to lifestyle and tradition, so you would be far less likely now to see the clothes and hats worn as they are here.

This drawing is A3 size, and on a tinted white coloured paper, the softness of which suits the colours of the artwork very well.






English Countryside - Commissioned Coloured Pencil Portrait

Tamsin Dearing English Countryside coloured pencil Copyright 2016


This drawing was unusual both in subject matter for me, and as it was a more collaborative approach with the client than is usually taken with a portrait. The client had an idea of what they wanted, so I created initial sketches and the design evolved between us as the drawing progressed.

It is a little under A4 size, and features favourite flowers and creatures which are quintessentially English. A bit of Springtime to enjoy all year round




Sita - Commissioned Coloured Pencil Portrait

Tamsin Dearing Sita Coloured Pencil Portrait Copyright 2016



Sita is the star of this coloured pencil portrait, and what a beautiful subject she was to draw too. It is my first full coloured pencil portrait, so was a very interesting process to undertake and I hope to be using this wonderful medium again soon for more colourful portraits of people.

This portrait has gone to live with Sita and her family in Belgium, and I hope that it is enjoyed for many years to come by all who see it.

Autumn Exhibition with St.Austell Society of Artists

ST.Dearing SASA Newquay Exhibition 1 2016t.Austell Society of Artists' autumn exhibition is being held this year at Trenance Cottages in Newquay. Nestled in stunning gardens, it is a peaceful setting which is ideal to showcase the artwork of local creatives.

The exhibition is running from the 26th September till the 1st October, from 10am - 5pm. There also is an adjacent tea room with a traditional feel and delicious foods on offer.

The standard of work in the SASA exhibitions is very high, and the show features framed and unframed originals, prints and cards, with good sales reflecting the excellence displayed by the exhibitors.


Win a 'Heart of Stone' Print

Tamsin Dearing Heart of Stone Copyright 2015

A limited edition print of my drawing Heart of Stone is one of the many prizes you could win as a part of the Fowey Festival grand draw. Raffle tickets are on sale at The Well House tearoom and B&B in Fowey town centre and at all Festival events.

Many super prizes are on display in the window of the old Bistro, Fowey, and the artwork prizes are displayed in various shop windows around the town.

You can see the Heart of Stone print now in the window at Fowey Tourist Information Centre, and the original drawing will be exhibited alongside many other pictures by myself and fellow artists at Taurus Art Gallery (venue 1 on the art trail) from the 7th - 14th May.

Download the Art Trail map here:



Fowey Art Trail in Cornwall Life Magazine

Cornwall Life Fowey Art Trail T.Dearing 2016Fowey Art Trail has been featured in a great article in the April edition of Cornwall Life magazine. It does a great job of showing how diverse the local creative talent is and I am ever so pleased that they chose to include my Duckling pastel painting along with a little write up about me too.

The Fowey Art Trail is running from the 7th - 14th May and you can visit artists in their studios, purchase artwork and support local independent makers. I will be at Taurus Art Gallery in Gallants Drive along with fellow exhibitors Maureen Bull, Karen Needham and Denise Parry, and we are venue number 1 on the trail. I will be working on new artwork throughout the week so you can see me in action and I will happily answer any questions that you may have.

For full details about the Fowey Art Trail and to download the map, visit the Fowey Festival website here:


Exhibition Poster Artist at Lander Gallery

Rosie Poster Lander Gallery T Dearing  2016Goldfinch Poster Lander Gallery T Dearing  2016



Many thanks to Lander Gallery in Truro for selecting my artworks Rosie and Goldfinch to feature on the posters for the Spring Open Exhibition and the Wild Cornwall exhibition. It was a delight to climb the stairs to the galllery and see my Goldfinch welcoming the visitors when I popped in the other day!


Wild Cornwall Exhibition at Lander Gallery

T Dearing Lander Gallery Pastels Copyright 2016It is my great pleasure to say that I have been invited to exhibit my art as a part of Lander Gallery's latest exhibition, Wild Cornwall. It is running from 22nd April till 4th June and there will be as always a wide variety of work on display from paintings to sculpture, and drawings to jewellery.

Alongside all the wonderful current art by local artists, there is the Lander Classics collection also, as well as the super Gallery Cafe where you can take a break whilst soaking up the atmosphere.

I am exhibiting three new original pastel paintings in Wild Cornwall, each of which are available to buy also. They are: Blackberry Brunch, Goldfinch and Just Popping Out.




Posturing Peacock is Longlisted for JOAP 2016

Tamsin Dearing Posturing Peacock of Pencarrow Copyright 2016   JOAP longlist




This week I learned the very exciting news that my entry of Posturing Peacock of Pencarrow has been longlisted for the Jacksons Open Art Prize 2016. This is the first year I have entered myself into any art competitions, so to receive this recognition is extremely flattering and encouraging. JOAP is an international competition, and as an open event artwork in many different mediums and across any genre was accepted. My coloured pencil drawing is one of just 410 pictures chosen from 3100 entries!

You can see all the longlisted artworks here:  and you will find my drawing on page four. It is well worth browsing the selected entries as the standard is extremely high and there is definitely lots of creative inspiration to be had. The shortlist as selected by a panel of judges will be announced on the 29th April on the blog, very best of luck to all my fellow artists with the next round!