Tabitha specialises in creating paintings of animals in the style of medieval illuminated manuscripts. She paints in gouache or egg tempura and gilds with 24 ct gold leaf.
She has always been interested in the natural world and has been drawing and painting animals since childhood.
She was a self-taught and self-employed taxidermist for 15 years before moving on to sculpt animals in clay. More recently Tabitha has gone back to her paint brushes, painting botanical and entomological subjects as well as reptiles and amphibians in oils, acrylics and water colour.
The works displayed in "Through the Eyes of a Child" have all been created especially for the exhibition.
"These paintings of Animal Alphabets are reminiscent of a child's introduction to the joy of books and the wonders of the natural world," says Tabitha.
"Through the Eyes of a Child" runs until Saturday 12th May.
... to the blog~banter of The Green Tree Gallery! We are a blissful barnful of art and craft treasures located at Borde Hill Garden, Sussex. Bedecked in wooden beams, accidental home to creatures winged and whiskered, and run by a gaggle of gallery gals, the Green Tree is as warm and friendly as a steaming crumble - come along and taste!