It is with great delight that York Fine Arts welcomes the work of contemporary figurative artist Tina Spratt. With meticulous technique and aesthetic vision, Tina masterfully captures the graceful simplicity and atmosphere of intimate moments through her study of the female form.
Seemingly illuminated from within, Tina’s paintings explore light and form through a carefully orchestrated harmony of rich fabrics and textures. Of her inspiration and her work, Tina writes:
“I 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 me and have stayed with me to the present day, the lighting being an important part of my own work. I also greatly admire Andrew Wyeth for the atmospheric and domestic settings he portrays—the feeling of an honest moment captured with beautiful lighting.
"My paintings, focused on the female form, are glimpses of a simple everyday intimacy. I am interested in capturing that fleeting time when a person is unaware of being observed; there is something very honest and private about that moment. I hope to portray a sense of ambiguity for the viewer to arrive at their own conclusions and evoke an emotional connection with the model.”
Elegantly understated yet arrestingly sublime, Tina’s exquisitely detailed paintings evoke something deep within, bringing a moment of much-needed serenity to the clamour of daily life. An artist of exciting talent, Tina has firmly established herself as one of the country’s foremost contemporary realist figurative painters of today, and will certainly be one to watch as her career continues to develop and thrive.
You can read more about Tina Spratt and see her available work here.