Toni Dade

Medium: Botanical Art in Watercolours

“I completed a Natural History Illustration degree course in the 90’s and have continued to paint consistently since then, exhibiting and selling illustrations. Since coming to a rural part of the Algarve in 2005 I’ve shared my time between painting, teaching Pilates and acquiring stray dogs. Whilst walking these furry friends, I’m inspired by and work with the beauty and decay of the seasonal nature around me.

“Silky Oak Seeds” © Toni Dade

In recent years I’ve focused more on detailed Botanical studies in watercolour, a sensitive medium that I find ideal for delicate, descriptive studies.

In 2017 four pieces of my work were selected for the Society of Botanical Artists exhibition at Westminster Central Halls, London. I’m presently awaiting confirmation of acceptance of this year’s show.

“Magnolia Seed Pod I” © Toni Dade

I will be teaching weekly classes in Botanical Art for beginners at Vale D’el Rei Hotel, Lagoa. See our classes page for more information.

“Dried Allium” © Toni Dade

Toni is also available for commissions.

Contact Information



Phone: (+351) 93 366 9503

Facebook Page: Toni Maria Design

You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.

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