Toni Dade, a skilful botanical artist who focuses on watercolour art will be exhibiting her art collection in the city of Lagoa
Toni Dade, a British botanical artist, will be exhibiting her watercolour collection at Lagoa’s art school, Escola de Artes Mestre Fernando Rodrigues from March 2 to 31.
Toni Dade is an internationally renowned artist whose watercolour paintings are inspired by her close observation of nature in the interior Algarve region. Her artwork has received numerous awards, such as The Great Art Award at the SWA exhibition in 2020 and the RHS Gold Medal for Seasonal Changes of the Pomegranate in Chelsea, in 2021.
The artist’s intention is to encourage people to ”take a closer look at the visual wonders the natural world offers.”
Toni Dade trained in Natural History Illustration. In recent years she has exhibited detailed botanical works in watercolour at The Society of Botanical Artists.
Focusing mostly on detailed botanical studies, her artworks can take many hours of work, slowly building depth of colour and intricate detail. Her skill comes from “careful observation and a painstaking choice of colour”.
Based in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Toni gets her inspiration from her surroundings. “I live and work in a beautiful rural area of the Algarve. My time is divided between painting, teaching art, pilates, and caring for stray dogs and cats. As I walk with my furry friends, I am inspired and work with the beauty and decay of the seasonal nature around me,” she says.
The exhibition is free and can be visited from Monday to Friday from 09.30am to 12pm and from 2.30pm to 7pm.
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