Tamsin Dearing - Fine Art Pencil and Pastel Portraiture
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Sold! I was delighted and very flattered to discover that someone likes this drawing enough to take it home, and even more so as he is a sculptor, specialising in dogs, whose work I love. This picture and three others of mine are showing in The Gallery - a pop up show in Bodmin, in the old Threshers shop opposite Wetherspoons. Pop in for a coffee and some culture if you are in the area, it is running till Sat 4th July.

You can see a selection of the work on display, and find out more about the exhibition and the brilliant volunteers of the Friends of St.Petrocs who have worked tirelessly to put the exhibition on as a part of their fundraising, on their website: www.thegallerybodmin.yolasite.com

The Merlin MS Centre is a centre of excellence in Cornwall, providing a range of expert care, support and therapies to improve the lives of those with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions, their families and their carers.

You can visit their website and find out more about the services and support they offer at www.merlinmscentre.org.uk

Each Friday through the summer, Trevor Hawkins and myself are delivering creative activities which are designed to promote well-being, develop creative confidence, and provide the opportunity to try something new. These have been dubbed Funday Fridays at the centre due to all the laughter that is always present, and the enormous amounts of fun we all have. If you or someone you know might benefit from being a part of these sessions, contact the Merlin Centre directly.

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SASA Chestnut 3rd place prizes 2014St.Austell Society of Artists are celebrating their 40 year anniversary, and held a evening exhibition event to mark their Ruby year.

The exhibition consisted of 40 pieces of art by 40 members of the art society, and I am delighted to say that my pastel painting, 'Chestnut', did me proud and won 3rd prize in the art competition. A great compliment as the art was all outstanding, so thanks to all for a lovely way to remember a brilliant night.

New members are always welcome to join St.Austell Society of Artists (SASA). We are a friendly group who meet on Monday
evenings in Charlestown, and enjoy regular demonstrations from visiting artists, workshops, talks and outings, plus opportunities
to exhibit together. For more information, contact me or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/staustellsocietyofartists

A new 8 week course is coming to the beautiful village of Coombe. Close to St.Austell and Truro, Coombe will be the venue for this new short course, taking students through the fundamentals of drawing in graphite and in coloured pencil. Places are limited and are booking up quickly, so for more information and to reserve your place, contact Tamsin, either through the contact form on here, by calling 07967 416072 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pastel Portraiture is a new string to my creative bow. Thanks to expert tuition from local pastel artist, Amanda Rae Thompson, I have discovered the wonders of pastel art, and really enjoy working in this responsive and colourful medium. A gallery of pastel art is coming soon to my website, and I will be taking commissions for pastel paintings of people and animal portraits - details to follow.

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Promas Pencil this In posterPromas CIC are creatively caring for carers in partnership with Pentreath Ltd and myself.

Pencil this In is a new two day course, aimed atsupporting carers who are caring for someone experiencing mental ill health.

To help us reach as many people as possible, we will be running this course all over Cornwall, and it is free to attend. Developed by the highly experienced Bernie DeLord and Jenny Tarvit, an inspiring and informative experience
is assured.

More details of this exciting venture including a booking
form are available here: www.promas.co.uk/training/free-training/



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Carers developing their creative side on of Promas CIC's Pencil This In - Caring for Carers course

Following on from my previous Learn to Draw workshops at Truro Arts, I will be teaching how to draw in coloured pencil.

Join us on Monday 9th June 10 - 4pm £45

Booking for this day are taken directly by Truro Arts: 01872 240567 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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I attend Grampound Produce Market, and can be seen drawing amongst the many other local traders, producers and artisans.

Grampound Produce Market runs monthly, on the last Saturday of the month at Grampound Community Hall, Fore Street TR2 4SB
I am next at Grampound on Saturday 31st May


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On Good Friday I will be drawing a new pencil portrait all day at Truro Arts, so you can come and watch as I work, and ask any questions you may have. I will have prints and greetings cards for sale, as well as my portfolio of pictures to browse.
Drawing Demonstration on 18th April at Truro Arts Company, River Street, Truro



A Blank Canvas TD Truro Festival 2014A Blank Canvas brings together five very different artists who each will be creating a piece of original art on the streets of Truro. I will be based in a gazebo outside of the beautiful cathedral, and for the first time painting a pastel picture in public.

This will be challenging with the time limit, and it is always a lot of fun meeting passers-by, and I hope will encourage others to pick up some pastels and have a go too.

The completed artworks then will be exhibited at Lander Gallery from the 12th – 20th April, before heading to the Easter Sunday party on Lemon Quay for all to enjoy.


Tamsin Dearing at Lander Gallery 2014New Faces Exhibition at Lander Gallery gives an opportunity to local artists to show their work in the heart of the city. I exhibited two pieces, Bump – an original pencil drawing, and Tibetan Shaman – an original pastel portrait. It was a great privilege to be amongst so many talented artists and showing my art at this prestigious fine art gallery.

The New Faces exhibition ran from 22nd – 29th March 2014

Young at Heart Group in St. Austell invited me to give a talk about my pastel art and to deliver a mini workshop for their group. I received a very warm welcome, and we all thoroughly enjoyed trying a new medium, and getting a taste for the bold colours and responsive nature of the pastels.