This versatile Pembrokeshire based artist and teacher is inspired by details within landscapes, rural scenes and people.
She is well known for her watercolours but some of these fine affordable paintings are oil.
Paintings by Tina Lewis
(From press release of past exhibition)
With humour and affection Tina uses the subject matter close at hand. In her paintings recently shorn sheep look slightly embarrassed and caught out, a “gorgeous but unintelligent” cockerel struts vainly through the stalks of runner beans, and mallards create reflected ripples on a winter pond. Humble scenes are transformed into something special by the artist, helping the viewer to see the possibility of beauty in everyday sights.
Whilst producing work for a series of New Artists Cards, Tina “tramped about with sketchbook and camera”, seeking out Pembrokeshire’s little gems. The paintings that resulted form a wildlife/landscape group as well as depictions of coastline, cliffs, castles, farmsteads and fields.
Using both oil and watercolour/gouache, Tina has become enamoured with blues this year, and also “mildly obsessed with patterns in nature – ripples, clouds and shadows, tiles and stones.” The exhibition shows the feel of Pembrokeshire rural life, with the odd botanical study and reclining nude thrown in, optimistic, observant, affordable and skilful.