British born Tina Spratt is best known for her paintings of the female figure, either in oils or pastel: her subjects are often lost in introspection or surrounded by the fascinating textures of a myriad of fabrics. “ I have always been drawn to the female figure in my work,” she says, “and I hope to recreate the beauty and integrity of a simple, everyday intimacy.” With an emphasis on beautiful fabrics or domestic scenes, she is influenced by artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Spratt currently lives in Somerset, England, and studied BA(Hons ) Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. On three occasions she has been a finalist in the prestigious International ARC Salon Competition, and has also been awarded ‘Honourable Mention’ in 2018. She will be taking part in the Live Arc Salon touring exhibition for a second time this year. She has also been the overall winner of the Pastel Journal Pastel 100 Competition and is proud to be included in exhibitions and publications by PoetsArtists.