Tina Bone AssocSBA
Tina’s secret desire to be a professional artist came to fruition in 2005, at the age of 55 years, after raising with her husband, three wonderful sons. Her favourite subjects are botanical illustration and natural history, but commissions are accepted in any subject. Between 2003–2005 and 2008–2009 Tina learned the art of Botanical Illustration and Illuminated Lettering respectively, at the University of Cambridge, and now offers gold leaf illumination, as well as work in water colour, oil, pen and ink, and pencil.
Galleries, Memberships and affiliations include: Fine Art Trade Guild (July 2012), Who’s Who in Art (35th Ed. October 2012), Wikigallery.org, BirdingArt (BirdingArt.com), Society of Botanical Artists (SBA), Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (MIWAS), The Natural World Art Group (NWAG), Association of Animal Artists (AAA), Enterprising-Women.org, Society of All Artists (SAA), National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA), Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton, Cambs, The Tavern Gallery, Meldreth, Nr Royston, Herts, Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk, and Painters Online, Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve (card sales) Cambridge Natural History Society (CNHS), The Wildlife Trusts (Beds, Cambs & Northants), The RSPB, Haddenham Conservation Society, National Farmers Union.
Whenever possible, Tina likes to paint her subjects life-size. All botanical work is drawn using live plant material. Other resources include photographs, a special fridge full of frozen ‘road kills’, as well as field trips. Tina aims to paint fine art works which capture the characteristics and nuances of both flora and fauna in natural habitats, preferring subjects which she has actually seen, or has knowledge of.
Over fifty per cent of Tina’s work since 2005 has been in commissions, with subjects as diverse as five botanical plants as ID Cards in Marwell Wildlife’s tropical house, a stationary gas engine, an artist’s impression of a 2010 Chelsea Flower Show garden and accompanying illumination for publicity purposes, a ‘House in Provençe’, and several canine portraits. Her work has been featured twice (once as Picture of the Month) in the Port Folio Section of Artists and Illustrators Magazine, and ‘Canoodling in the Loquats’ (Golden Orioles) is now available as a Wentworth [Whimsy] Jigsaw Puzzle (no. 592306). ‘White Helleborines and Chiffchaffs’ is also available in the Wentworth collection (no. 602506). Her main project in 2012–2013 is co-authoring, with a world renowned botanist, a new Nature coffee table book for which she is producing all the artwork and scripting 10,000 words. She has had success at several major exhibitions including the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA), where she was awarded a Certificate of Botanical Merit (2010) and her Red Lily painting was accepted as one of the 16 card designs to be produced by the SBA and Ling Design; the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA), Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (MIWAS), BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year (final round 2009 and 2012), Painters Online and Birdingart.com, both [different] Image of the Month.
Tina designs and prints her own range of calendars, cards and other items, based around her artwork, which can be viewed and purchased from her website via the PayPal payment facility.
January 2013: My co-author, Sylvia Haslam, and I are now preparing the manuscript and paintings for our book, so I shall only be exhibiting at a few venues during 2013. Sylvia's website, listing most of her publications in a long and illustrious authorship is at http://www.riversandreeds.co.uk
JANUARY: BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013 (submission)
JANUARY: David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013 (submission)
MARCH-APRIL: Spring Exhibition ?A Brush with Art? Natural World Art Group, running from 29 March to 14 April. Preview evening, Thursday 28 March, Banham Zoo, Norfolk. Natural World Art Group
APRIL: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21st April: Society of Botanical Artists 'The Language of Flowers' (subject to being selected). I shall also have special SBA Language of Flowers calendars, diaries, cards and jigsaw puzzles for sale. Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1. Open Daily from 11am to 5pm including Sundays. Free Admission. All work for Sale.
SEPTEMBER: Marwell International Wildlife Art Society: Rookesbury Manor, Rookesbury Park School, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6HT, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2013, 10.00am to 5.00pm, Tea Room, Art Market, demonstrations. The winning entries of the 2013 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards will be presented at the opening Special Guest Evening on Thursday, 12th September; and there is a Private Viewing and Evening Art Market on Friday, 13th September.
October 2011: Artists & Illustrator's Magazine, 'Picture of the Month' in Portfolio section: 'Canoodling in the loquats', p. 28, Issue 305 (ISSN 0269-4697)
August 2011: Featured profile and paintings (Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Winter Leaves at Wicken Fen) published in the MIWAS (Marwell International Wildlife Art Society) 13th Annual Exhibition of Wildlife Art catalogue (in conjunction with the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition). page 29.
August 2011: White Helleborines and Chiffchaffs chosen as IMAGE OF THE MONTH. Email from Painters Online: "I am writing to let you know that one of your paintings from the gallery at painters-online.co.uk has been chosen by the team as one of their favourite images added during July. As such the image will appear in a special panel on the home page of the site for the whole of August, and also on the page Gallery Images 2011. Thank you for your support of the site and for sharing such beautiful art work with us and other users of the site. We hope that you are happy for us to use your work in this panel but please let me know if not. We also have an area of the site called ‘Interviews with Gallery Artists’ [SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE], it would be great if some of our chosen artists could complete an interview for us, then we will be able to link the 2011 chosen images to an interview with each artist. This painting was also selected for NEWA 2011 and sold pre-view.
May/June 2011: Picture entitled 'Winter Leaves at Wicken Fen' chosen as 'Image of the Month' (June 2011) at Birdingart.com
December 2009-Ongoing (after viewing website): Approached to provide special prints for Interior Design Company (Project Art for sourcing and supply of art for public and commercial space, exclusively with interior designers and architects): Project Art Limited, Unit 4, The Quadrangle, 49 Atalanta Street, London SW6 6TU. Telephone +44 (0)20 7386 0040, Facsimile +44 (0)20 7386 0126 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, View Project Art Website. A4 and A2 prints (Orchids, Strelitzia). Latest special A2 prints for a 'Palace in Saudi' Comment from PA: 'we were very pleased with the prints. Enclosed is a photo of your wonderful prints in their frames for our project and we think they look really lovely.'
April 2011: approached by cross-stitch company to license pictures for cross-stitch patterns and kits: The designer behind Gecko Rouge Cross Stitch Designs is Glenn Hill. Glenn also designs under the names of Kimbles and HillCraft. Work available as cross-stitch kits and patterns will be listed on my website and direct links to Gecko Rouge (when available) will be included with details of individual pictures which have been chosen. Exclusive Gecko Rouge Range: Tina's Cross-Stitch patterns. Website: Gecko Rouge on Etsy.com
April 2011: Received an enquiry from Marvin Broyhill, owner and CEO of Feenixx Publishing who publish "content-intensive" information posters which provide a comprehensive overview of the subject, presented through images and text. They have already published five bird posters and, "plan on publishing another six bird posters over the next couple of years. Each poster generally contains 30-50 images. [After looking at your website] I'm looking for an artist and hope you can help. If you are interested in working with us…". Visit the website at Feenixx Publishing Unfortunately, terms were not acceptable.
March 2011: Three-year rights transfer from March 2011 to Ling Design, Moonpig.com, SBA for reproduction of my red lily picture (number 5 of 5) renamed: 'Alan's Red Lily' Var. unknown. The image will be used in the design and print of Greetings Cards and Notelets, to be distributed worldwide, and will (unusually) acknowledge the artist.
February 2011: as a member of the Association of Animal Artists, invited (by selection) by Derby House to supply prints of three pictures ('The Ladies are Listening'; 'Ralph, No!'; and 'Monty')
January 2011: Received invitation from 'Cambridge Past Present & Future' to quote to supply artwork for a new leaflet for Coton Nature Reserve. Unfortunately, the timetable was too steep, so I had to decline.
2006-Current freelance post: Copy Editor, Journal of Modern Asian Studies, Cambridge University Press. ISSN 0026-749X. journals.cambridge.org/ass
2007. Historical maps drawn by copying old maps, and designing some new for the distinguished scholar, Dr Joya Chatterji, Lecturer in History of Modern South Asia at Cambridge University and Fellow of Trinity College. Dr Joya Chatterji (2007) - The Spoils of Partition. Bengal and India, 1947-1967 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Author's comment: The maps have attracted very favourable comment!
Map drawings for other books:
Maps drawn in 2008 with reference from Dr Chatterji (re next paragraph below) for Samira Sheikh (2010) Forging A Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500. 288 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-19-806019-2ISBN10: 0-19-806019-X (Oxford University Press, USA). Samira Sheikh is an Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.
Dr Chatterji's main fields of research interests lie in Modern South Asia: communal conflict, partition and independence, refugees, minorities and the transition to democracy. Her publications include Bengal divided. Hindu communalism and partition, 1932-1947, Cambridge University Press, 1994; (South Asia edition, 1995; South Asia paperback edition, 1996, U.K. digital paperback edition 2003; Bengali language edition, 2004.)
2006-Current Webmaster: Design and maintain the following websites -
Academic Transcriptions http://www.academictranscriptions.co.uk/
Haddenham Conservation Society http://www.hcs.tinaboneuk.co.uk/
Juliet Gorman, Smoke-Fired ceramics http://www.smoke-fired.biz/index.html
Property Plus Lettings and Aardvark Student Lettings http://www.propertypluslettings.co.uk/
Dr S.M. Haslam, Cambridge Botanist http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/Haslam/
Algemarin Cosmetics http://www.algemarin.co.uk/
1998-Current freelance post: Designer and Typesetter for Tropical Agriculture Association quarterly journal. ISSN 1759-0604 (Print), ISSN 1759-0612 (Online)
Garden World Cup. COMMISSION. Artists impression of 'The Frank Taylor Memorial Peace Garden', designed by Jonathan Denby. To be published on the internet and in the brochure (October 2010). View painting.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 25–29 May 2010 Catalogue, p. 33. COMMISSION. The Victorian Aviary Garden sponsored by South Lakes Hotels, designed by Philippa Pearson and Jonathan Denby. Artists impression of garden (Show Gardens)
The Society of Botanical Artists Silver Jubilee Exhibition Catalogue, 16–26 April 2010, No. 54 ‘Passion Flower Bits’, p. 26 (also won a Botanical Certificate of Merit)
March 2010, Artists & Illustrator’s Magazine, Portfolio: ‘Passion Flower Bits’, p. 35 (ISSN 0269-4697)
For S.M. Haslam: line art. In Press THE WAVING PLANTS OF THE RIVER. Forrest Press, Cardigan
S.M. Haslam (2010). A Book of Reed. Forrest Text, Cardigan, UK. ISBN 978-0-9564692-0-5. Preparation of manuscript for typesetting and some line art.
S.M. Haslam (2008): line art. The Riverscape and the River. University Press, Cambridge. 404pp. ISBN 978-0-521-83978-5
‘Garden Fungus’ (photograph), ‘Your View’, Cambridge Evening News, 17 April 2009
The Wildlife Trusts (2008): design and produce camera-ready, A3 folded leaflet about The Fleam Dyke. Some of my paintings have been used in this publication: Red admiral butterflies; February NS02, wren and violets; April NS04 Small tortoiseshell butterfly; October NS10, spindleberry (download a free copy)
S.M. Haslam (2008). The Riverscape and the River. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-83978-5. Design River Friend Logo, and some line art.
‘Rise and Shine’ (photograph), ‘Your View’, Cambridge Evening News, 13 March 2006
Skipness, the Wider View. (2006). Joanna Gordon.Birlinn Limited, Publishers. ISBN 10: 1 84158 405 3; ISBN13: 978 1 84158 405 8. Prepare handwritten ms for typesetting.
August 2005, Article in ‘Homes & Gardens’ entitled ‘Tropical Mix’, Cambridge Evening News Supplement, featuring my flowering prickly pear cactus in the garden, and picturing my paintings entitled ‘Pink Orchid’ and ‘Baby Bloom Cactus’
May 2005, ‘Business News’ section of Cambridge Evening News featuring my ‘Queen Protea’ in progress, ‘Pink Orchid’ and Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
COMMISSION (2004) Parakeets and hotel Logo for Le Paradis Restaurant and Hotel, Duxford, Cambridge (for signage and stationery) See logos on website, pictures top left and right
COMMISSION (2004) New “Coach and Horses Hotel” built at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, used for external hotel signage and stationery. Pen and ink drawing of hotel buildings and Coach and Horses. See logos on website, pictures top left and right
Understanding Wetlands: Fen, Bog and Marsh. S.M. Haslam (2003). ISBN 0-415-25794-8. Prepare ms for typesetting (Taylor & Francis), and some line art/diagrams.
COMMISSION (2002) European Lizard. Commissioned by Dr S M Haslam (University of Cambridge) as part of a front cover for one of her books entitled “Let’s go and look after our nature, our heritage - a field study guide”. ISBN: 99932-0-204-5
Article in Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter (now Agriculture for Development) 'Fresh water and crops in Malta'. In, Tropical Agriculture Association UK, Newsletter, pp. 25–29, June 2001. 40pp., ISSN 0954-6790
Full project management to design and produce artwork for cover of catalogue (Open Networks Engineering 2001)
2000. Design and publish A4 Folded A5 leaflet for Fairhaven of Anglesey open day leaflet. Met with Lady Fairhaven and discussed requirements. Free hand in design—first draft accepted. New directions map was designed and digitally drawn from scratch.
September 1979, “The Three Horseshoes, Comberton”, Pen and Ink sketch as a preliminary drawing for a commission in oils of the final hunt meet at the pub, published in the Cambridge Evening News as part of a series of articles of local interest. (I was commissioned three times by three different people to do the same picture!).
Cambridge Evening News 1980, Pencil sketch of the old bridge at St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
David Leat, Thinking Through Geography, 1st edn, (1998, ISB
Acrylics, Calligraphy, Canvas, Drawing, Gilding, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Print, Scraperboard, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Animals, Botanical Illustration, Buildings, Calligraphy, Decorative Art, Fantasy, Flowers And Gardens, Illustration, Landscape, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Still Life, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals, Wild Flowers, Wildlife