Tonie is a contemporary artist with a passion for paint, mainly acrylic but also inks and watercolours. Recurring themes in her work are landscapes and relationships. Tonie's contemporary landscapes always include an element of abstraction. She builds that into the painting using layers of opaque paint with transparent glazes. Working from her home studio in Saddleworth she immerses herself in the landscape. Since completing a B.A. Hons Fine Art, Drawing and Painting at Huddersfield University in 2002, she has continued to paint and exhibit. Tonie is also Artist in Residence at Emmaus Mossley, a community for previously homeless people, where she has run a successful Art group for many years.