A gold medal-winning illustrator and artist, Toni Dade, lives and works in the beautiful rural Algarve as an art tutor and Pilates instructor and enjoys painting and homing stray pets in her free time.
After completing a Natural History Illustration course in the 90s she continued to paint, exhibit and sell her illustrations.
Toni was awarded a Gold Medal for her exhibit ‘Seasonal Observations from the Branches of a Pomegranate’ at the 2021 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show. Her Gold Medal award artwork is a series of six paintings of the pomegranate (Punica Granatum) through the seasons to display the life cycle of this plant.
Toni’s beautiful delicate botanical paintings are a true reflection from her careful observation, attention paid to the details and depth of colours applied to her artwork.
She has exhibited with The Society of Botanical Artists and was awarded a Fellow membership with them in 2019 and is a member of the Algarve Society of Artists.