Tarja Barton Illustrator

Around the backyard

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Robins in the backyard




Pine Cone Sketch

Took advantage of the beautiful weather today and sat on our backyard patio with my sketch pad, 2H pencil and brushed tipped marker (and a glass of Baileys Irish Cream).PineCone wLettering_web

Common Rosemallow Illustration

Illustration created with Prismacolor Premier Art Markers. Lettering using Tombow Dual Brush marker.


Sunset Feb. 12, 2018

Raced home to capture this sunset. Love the colours, but so done with this winter! Is it possible that we still have 7 weeks of possible snow?



SONSI 2016 Exhibit at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Grimsby Public Art Gallery will be hosting the SONSI 2016 Exhibit during September 17 and November 6, 2016. Along with my own illustrations, there will also be beautiful illustrations on display by 9 other SONSI group members. If you’re in the area, come and visit the exhibit to view nature illustrations created by members of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators. The Gallery is located at 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario.

Boreal Chickadee



There is no question that this bird illustration is time consuming, but I am hoping to create a realistic representation of it. In order to accomplish that, the illustration will require many layers of colour.

Wrapped up another artshow

Today was the closing of the SONSI artshow which was held at the Balls Falls Conservation Area. Next show will be at the Grimsby Public Library later this fall. Hope to see you there!


SONSI Travelling Exhibit 2016 at Ball’s Falls

As a member of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI), I would like to invite you all to visit our Travelling Exhibit currently at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area.

The Natural and Cultural History of Southern Ontario, Illustrated
Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators
Travelling Exhibit 2016

January 16 – February 28, 2016
Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
(west of St. Catharines, between Vineland and Jordan)
Centre open daily 9 AM – 4 PM

SONSI Travelling Exhibition is on the move

The members of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI) are in discussions with another conservation area to organize dates for the SONSI Travelling Exhibition. The travelling exhibition contains illustrations from several of the SONSI members, which will be open to public as early as December 2015. Event dates to follow… More information about SONSI, please visit http://www.sonsi.ca.

Kodak Duaflex III – Technical Illustration

Duaflex-CameraTechIllustrationExample of an exploded view technical illustration of a KODAK Duaflex III camera. Media: Pen & Ink. ©2015 Tarja K. Kuronen.

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