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

Visit to Elsie Evans Art Retreat. Thailand.March-18
Visit to Elsie Evans Art Retreat. Thailand.March-18 Wonderful opportunity to paint in Thailand at this beautiful art retreat with the amazing Elsie Evans. www.elsieevansartretreat.com  
Fri, 26 October 2018
Demo for Aldeborough Art Group Oct-18
Demo for Aldeborough Art Group Oct-18 Had a great time demonstrating Indian ink and Watercolour techniques to this lovely group!  
Fri, 26 October 2018
Public Paint Out Norwich Oct-18
Public Paint Out Norwich Oct-18 We joined members of the public painting in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. The sun shone and it was a wonderful event!  
Fri, 26 October 2018
Aga - Fox & Mouse design Oct-18
Aga - Fox & Mouse design Oct-18 My designs for Aga Cookshop launched this month!     https://www.agacookshop.co.uk/MEET-THE-ARTIST  
Fri, 26 October 2018
PAINT OUT NORWICH WEEKEND OCT 2018
PAINT OUT NORWICH WEEKEND OCT 2018 Oct 18 - Paint Out Norwich was an amazing mix of beautiful and interesting vistas and weather including two seasons in two days. Day1 was beautiful and I created two paintings portraying different views of Norwich market. The emphasis was on the hustle and bustle of people going about...
Wed, 17 October 2018
NORWICH ART CIRCLE SEPT 2018
NORWICH ART CIRCLE SEPT 2018 Sept 18  - Became a member of Norfolk and Norwich Arts Circle  
Wed, 17 October 2018
BECAME A MEMBER OF CAPER ART & CRAFT
BECAME A MEMBER OF CAPER ART & CRAFT May 18 - Member of Caper Art and Craft and exhibited with them In Overstrand as well as painting in Ludham and Hoveton Hall Gardens.  
Wed, 17 October 2018
BURE VALLEY EASTER PAGEANT SCENERY
BURE VALLEY EASTER PAGEANT SCENERY I regularly produced scenery for theatrical performances at school and in Spring this year I was asked to complete some flats for an Easter Pageant produced in Coltishall. The theme was ‘The Garden of Eden’ It was great fun to produce such a large piece again and inspired me to ‘think...
Wed, 17 October 2018
Norwich Outdoor Painters - June 2018
Norwich Outdoor Painters - June 2018 Atmosphere and Light’ published
Wed, 17 October 2018
PAINT OUT NORWICH 2017
PAINT OUT NORWICH 2017 October 17 it was NORWICH again and I loved every minute! Painting in Timber Hill, Norwich Market, Riverside and around the Cathedral! Sold my painting of ‘The Murderers’ at the Preview event and during the exhibition my ‘Last Game at Norwich School’ We also enjoyed a sunny Autumn...
Wed, 17 October 2018
Visit to Elsie Evans Art Retreat. Thailand.March-18
Visit to Elsie Evans Art Retreat. Thailand.March-18 Wonderful opportunity to paint in Thailand at this beautiful art retreat with the amazing Elsie Evans. www.elsieevansartretreat.com  
Fri, 26 October 2018
Demo for Aldeborough Art Group Oct-18
Demo for Aldeborough Art Group Oct-18 Had a great time demonstrating Indian ink and Watercolour techniques to this lovely group!  
Fri, 26 October 2018
Public Paint Out Norwich Oct-18
Public Paint Out Norwich Oct-18 We joined members of the public painting in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. The sun shone and it was a wonderful event!  
Fri, 26 October 2018