Tamsin Dearing - Fine Art Pencil and Pastel Portraiture
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T.Dearing Rosie Pastels Copyright 2015In the first few days of the Spring exhibition at Truro's Lander Gallery, Rosie has found her way into the heart of a new home and has been sold. I don't know where she will soon be living, but I hope that wherever she goes she will continue to bring as many smiles to her new family as she has to me. Thank you to whomever is giving her her new home, and good bye Rosie, you will be missed!


Fox Copyright Tamsin Dearing 2016T.Dearing Rosie Pastels Copyright 2015

This year's Spring exhibition is running from 18th March till 16th April. Lander Gallery is a beautiful space with paintings old and new to enjoy alongside a cafe serving great coffee and cake. My submissions for this joint exhibition are 'Fox' and 'Rosie', both pastel paintings, and both are available to purchase as a Spring time gift for yourself or another.


New  Faces Lander 2015 Tamsin Dearing

So far for 2016 I have four group exhibitions confirmed across Cornwall.

The first of which will be at the Lander Gallery in Truro, running from Mid March till Mid April www.landergallery.co.uk

I will be a part of an exciting exhibition in St.Mawes with fellow members of St.Austell Society of Artists which will be held from 15th till the 21st May at the Millenium Rooms.

Next up is Fowey Art Trail from 7th - 14th May. I will have a variety of artwork on display at Taurus Gallery in Fowey and will be in situ doing drawing and pastel demonstrations throughout so you can watch me whilst I work.


The fourth opportunity to view my art alongside fellow Cornish Artists will be in an exhibition in Bodmin curated by the Friends of St.Petrocs which will be on show from 20th June till 2nd July.

Full details of each exhibition will be shared on here as each approaches.



Tamsin Dearing Amur Leopard Copyright 2016Tamsin Dearing Dancer Copyright 2015These two pencil drawings are the latest of my portraits, and the most recent additions to the range of my artwork which is available to own as greetings cards. Amur Leopard was drawn in graphite, and Dancer was drawn in coloured pencil.

Limited edition giclee prints of Amur Leopard are also available at just £60.00, and greetings cards of any of the available designs are for sale for just £2.00 so you can have a piece of art to keep and enjoy or send to a loved one as you prefer.

All of my cards and prints are produced locally in Cornwall, and can be ordered simply by contacting me.

RSPG Clay Workshop 1 Copyright Tamsin Dearing 2016A series of art workshops are being arranged by Roseland Surgery Patient Group for the local community in this very beautiful part of Cornwall. They are encouraging those who are creatively confident and those who are less so to come together in a relaxed environment and enjoy learning new skills. The benefits of art for wellbeing are well documented and are being harnessed here to spread fun, build confidence and explore artistic expression whilst bringing village community members together.

Fellow artist and tutor Trevor Hawkins and myself have so far co-delivered a drawing workshop and a figure sculpture in clay workshop, with classes for progression planned over the coming months. To see all the photographs from these workshops you can browse the Roseland Sugery Patient Group Art Classes album on my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/tamsindearingportraits and Trevor's website featuring his great many artistic ventures here: www.atsonartmaketeach.com


RSPG Figure Sculpture Workshop Copyright Tamsin Dearing 2016


Commissions T.Dearing Copyright 2015

These three drawings were commissioned for Christmas presents at the end of last year. It made for a very creative couple of months, drawing as fast as my pencils would take me and loving the fact that each picture was distinctly different from the next in both medium and subject.

First up is Morse, this beautiful Spaniel is on a windswept beach and was drawn in white pencil on black paper.

Next is Emma's Boys, drawn in graphite pencil. Featuring Emma of course and her two gorgeous sons, a wonderful moment caught where her second son was less than a day old and his big brother is clearly thrilled at the new arrival.

And then there is Dancer. He is possibly the most handsome horse I have ever met and made a wonderful model for this coloured pencil study.

Each of these portraits were drawn from photographs, and the clients received work in progress photographs from me as the drawings developed so they could enjoy seeing how the picture was created. The artworks now happily reside in homes across England, and I hope will be treasured for many years to come.


SAA Tamsin Dearing Paint Portrait Gallery Watching fullsize

The Society for All Artists (SAA) ran a competition last year inviting their members to share portraits that they had created in their online gallery. I am delighted to say that my pencil portrait 'Watching', which was drawn using white pencil on black paper, was one of seven artworks chosen to be featured in their Paint magazine.

There are a great many beautiful portraits to enjoy and admire in the gallery so I was equally surprised and thrilled to turn the page of the January 2016 edition of Paint and see my picture there. Thank you SAA!

You can see the full gallery here www/saa.co.uk/saaportraitgallery and can click to either 'like' or 'love' any pictures there as well as leave comments for the artists. The portrait with the most votes will receive a special SAA award.



Ilse Calendar Marazion 2016

The amazing Ilse, who is a Newlyn Learn to Draw regular and a very talented artist, has created this fantastic Calendar for 2016. It features 12 dogs of Marazion, and is designed to be an interactive tool for children and adults as we are encouraged to get to know the local dogs and their owners, filling in the blanks and making new friends as you go.

The calendar is being sold to help raise funds for the Marazion in Bloom Volunteer Group and with it's fantastic illustrations and delightful text, it is sure to be very popular.

You can buy a copy for just £5 either in Marazion at Cobble Corner (shop and PO), from Julia at Keepsakes, or drop me a line and I will put you in touch with the artist and creator, Ilse herself.


promas logo webPromas CIC, whom I am proud to collaborate with, have been successful in obtaining Reaching Communities funding from the Big Lottery. I am extremely proud of all involved who have helped to make this massive achievement happen, as the funding bid process it has taken eight months of hard work involving two intense stages to finally reach the deciding Board where only 50% receive funding.

And most importantly, it means that that Promas CIC has three years funding to continue and expand its work with unpaid carers. Keep looking at their website as new dates and courses are coming soon.

On Promas' website you can also see a gallery of artwork created by carers on the Pencil This In courses, as well as pictures of their sell out fundraiser events and lots, lots more. If you know of or are yourself living in Cornwall and a carer of someone, do get in touch with Promas as so many I speak with say that their training was truly life changing for them.

Many congratulations Promas! It is very well deserved good news and a rightful investment in the future of carers and this wonderful organisation which supports them.   www.promas.co.uk


Grampound Cafe Pictures December 2015


These four original pastel paintings of mine are currently on display and for sale at Grampound Village Cafe. They are hanging alongside two original pieces by Trevor Hawkins - the man behind Atson: Art - Make - Teach www.atsonartmaketeach.com - a lino print and a pyrography piece.

They are available to view till the end of December, so if you are passing, do pop in for great coffee and cake in this lovely community cafe