I am a digital artist using editing software as a creative tool with my photographic images. My work has a graphic contemporary style with strong form and colour. The natural world is a key inspiration as well as urban landscapes.
As a ‘colour-blind photographer’ I found that image editing helped me to show what I was seeing. I have been able to create original eye-catching work with colour and level of detail in monochromatic.
For me photography is about curiosity. Capturing a splinter of space and time in a photographic image allows us to study the detail, the shape and form, the patterns and connections that otherwise we may have been oblivious to. I don’t use Photoshop and other than some cropping I don’t manipulate my photographs in any way. I prefer to capture and print the image as it appears using natural light, distortion through reflection, unusual angles and incongruous combinations of elements to stimulate new ways of looking at the world.
My work is mainly inspired by travel and nature. Landscapes, views, flowers and trees are my most common subjects. Sometimes I am inspired by a small detail – the texture of bark, a shell or an interesting leaf. Initially, I like to use unpredictable media such as inks and dyes. I then use a variety of techniques to add detail from drawing and painting to collage and stitch. I am especially fond of free machine embroidery and use this in much the same way as I draw.
Based in Shropshire, Tina creates artwork, images, poetry and giftware inspired by the beauty of its landscape and nature. Tina’s images are created by experimenting with camera settings, layers and digital techniques to give a creative touch such as abstract, ‘Impressionist’, photoart, digital art or paint. Tina also creates one off pieces of landscape artwork based on the photographic images she captures. Tina was invited to take photographs of the recent visit by BBC Countryfile to Shropshire and these images can be viewed on her website. Tina has had several of her photographs featured by regional newspaper The Shropshire Star, including one of a Robin nesting, which won an on-line vote for best photograph. Tina is currently exhibiting a number of her photographs at The Shropshire Visual Art Network (Van) Gallery, Shoplatch, part of the award winning ‘Market Hall’ in Shrewsbury. Some of Tina’s products are now stocked at Acton Scott Farm Museum, Church Stretton and she has recently opened her own Art Gallery and Gift Shop at Church Farm Country House, Wrockwardine, Shropshire TF6 5DG. Tina can be followed Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details.
Photographs – ethereal images, evocative of fleeting memories