Biography of the artist

Pat Tinsley’s work is both figurative and abstract and she says she is still very much on a journey each time a new piece is begun. She uses inks, vibrant water colour and acrylic to create lively sketches and paintings on a variety of surfaces.

Using mixed media she seeks to recreate expressive marks and textures.
She uses a variety of materials and tools to make these marks. Her hands are as likely a tool as any other and can be found scraping away at her work to reveal unique marks and colour combinations.

Drawing with colour and line has always played an important part in Pat’s life and she developed an early interest in Art
and Design from copying theatrical programmes and record labels.
 Pat studied at Middlesex University in Hertfordshire, achieving a B Ed Hons in Art & Design and Education. Many of the techniques Pat uses now were honed working with primary school children  and arose through her willingness to encourage exploration and development of ideas and materials.  Paint, clay, fabrics and found objects provided a whole range of experiences.  Pat later went on to teach Art in the Primary School to trainee teachers and in turn she still enjoys sharing her work and ideas with others.

Pat Tinsley - windmill
Pat now lives in Norfolk, and everyday influences on her life are reflected in her work.
 “Lammas is perfect. Riverside views, beautiful churches, wonderful buildings and gardens, wildlife and our local Highland Cattle.  Countryside walks and relaxing moments on the broads provide much sketchbook material and inspiration.” 

Her work is a response to life in Norfolk and is a culmination of observation and an intuitive response to colour and form.
She makes no apology for her eclectic approach. She says “this is my time and I aim to make the most of it!  I am always learning and if I can give pleasure to others through my work then so be it.”











 





Contact Pat 
via email at:

webcontact@pattinsley.com

Pat Tinsley News

OPEN STUDIO NOV-5
OPEN STUDIO NOV-5 OPEN STUDIO - Next Weekend  I will be open from 12noon- 6pm on Saturday 5th if you would like to come along to see what I have been doing recently. You may find Christmas gifts for family and friends!! I hope to have a selection of cards
Sun, 30 October 2016
Paint Out Exhiition 2016
Paint Out Exhiition 2016 Two paintings sold at the Paint Out Hostry Exhibition!!! So lovely taking part in this great event!!! Made new contacts and friends and lots of opportunities for more plein air painting!!  Looking forward to joining up with the Norwich Outdoor Painting group on Wednesdays!!!!
Sun, 30 October 2016
Amazing experience - Paint Out
Amazing experience - Paint Out A chance to paint with other artists and chat to the lovely people of Norwich!!! Got my hand and eye in with the Public Paint out on 16th and a painting of Tombland Alley. Monday 17th proved to be both challenging and great fun! The sun shone most of the day and I painted the views in Cathedral Close and from Fye Bridge!!!
In the evening I completed my first ever nocturne and thanks to Michael Richardson I  learnt so much and completed a lively watercolour and ink! Would certainly do it again and definitely recommend a painting buddy for safety!!!
Fri, 21 October 2016
New plein air challenges!
New plein air challenges! As soon as I reached Norwich there was a huge downpour! I headed for the market hoping to find a sheltered spot, eventually sharing an alley with a group of friendly builders who agreed I wouldn't be in the way! I had a reasonable view but the rain continued to soak both myself and...
Fri, 21 October 2016
Open Studio - Artwork for Sale 4-5 November
Open Studio - Artwork for Sale 4-5 November Hi Everyone I am pleased to say that I will be having an open studio and sale in November!!! Friday 4th will be a private view in the evening, beginning at 7pm but I will also be open from 12noon- 6pm on Saturday 5th if you would like to come along to see what I have been doing...
Fri, 21 October 2016
Hostry Exhibition 19th- 29th October
Hostry Exhibition 19th- 29th October On Wednesday evening we attended the Gala Private view. It was a lovely event with so much beautiful work on show! I felt very happy to be included in this prestigious affair. My nocturne was included in the silent auction and I had four other pieces for sale!  I was thrilled to...
Fri, 21 October 2016
Norwich Paint Out Oct 2016
Norwich Paint Out  Oct 2016 Fantastic news that I will be part of this prestigious event! Very excited.!!! I will be at the public paint out and core events.
Mon, 26 September 2016
A Brush With the Broads 2016
A Brush With the Broads 2016 So lucky to attend the Haidee Jo Summers demo at Hunters Yard Ludham as part of the wonderful A Brush With the Broads!
Mon, 26 September 2016
Fantastic Wells Paint Out 17-18 Sept 2016
Fantastic Wells Paint Out       17-18 Sept 2016 The weather could have been kinder but Wells Paint Out was a fantastic event! Lovely to meet up with other artists and such fun talking to people while painting around Wells!!
Mon, 26 September 2016
Painting on the Broads. Sept 2016
Painting on the Broads.  Sept 2016 Had a wonderful few days producing small plein air work during our recent holiday on the boat! Very pleased to sell four watercolours.Three from the easel and a favourite of mine 'Chilly Pickings'
Mon, 26 September 2016
OPEN STUDIO NOV-5
OPEN STUDIO NOV-5 OPEN STUDIO - Next Weekend  I will be open from 12noon- 6pm on Saturday 5th if you would like to come along to see what I have been doing recently. You may find Christmas gifts for family and friends!! I hope to have a selection of cards
Sun, 30 October 2016
Paint Out Exhiition 2016
Paint Out Exhiition 2016 Two paintings sold at the Paint Out Hostry Exhibition!!! So lovely taking part in this great event!!! Made new contacts and friends and lots of opportunities for more plein air painting!!  Looking forward to joining up with the Norwich Outdoor Painting group on Wednesdays!!!!
Sun, 30 October 2016
Amazing experience - Paint Out
Amazing experience - Paint Out A chance to paint with other artists and chat to the lovely people of Norwich!!! Got my hand and eye in with the Public Paint out on 16th and a painting of Tombland Alley. Monday 17th proved to be both challenging and great fun! The sun shone most of the day and I painted the views in Cathedral Close and from Fye Bridge!!!
In the evening I completed my first ever nocturne and thanks to Michael Richardson I  learnt so much and completed a lively watercolour and ink! Would certainly do it again and definitely recommend a painting buddy for safety!!!
Fri, 21 October 2016