Paintings
  • Tranquil waters
  • Sunny afternoon
  • Memories II
  • Orange and Gold Turban
  • White Nightdress
  • Memories I

Tina Spratt
Tina has always been fascinated by the skill and draughtsmanship involved in painting. In her own work a great emphasis is placed on the execution. She paints in many layers to build up the glow of light and depth required to create the atmosphere and mood.

Tina was inspired very early on by the dramatic use of light in the work of Rembrandt, and later the paintings of Caravaggio. Both had a huge impact on her and have stayed with her to the present day, the lighting being an important part of her own work. She also greatly admires Vermeer for the atmospheric and domestic settings he portrays with beautiful lighting, not forgetting the amazing fabrics and figures rendered by Velázquez.

Her paintings, which are focused on the female form, are glimpses of a simple everyday intimacy, capturing that fleeting moment when a person is unaware of being observed. There is something very honest and private about that moment. She endeavours to portray a sense of ambiguity which enables the viewer to arrive at their own conclusions and evoke an emotional connection with the model.

Tina uses a variety of techniques in her paintings including glazing which has the ability to bring out amazing colours and depth from the transparency of certain oils, although each painting often has a slightly varied approach depending on what it requires. She is forever challenging herself to develop her painting skills and continues to explore new techiques.

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