Job done if it makes you stop and stare

Toni Tonae inherited her gift from her mother, but her artistry is her own.

It’s gotten her noticed — first by her peers and then by Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art where she is part of 441: 4 Artists, 4 Styles, 1 Show.

Part of the attraction is the detail involved. With one of her pieces, Mountain Priestess, she spent a day and a half drawing “about five hundred thousand to a million blades of grass”.

“I’ve always been interested in art,” said Toni whose early lessons came from her mother, Cathy Ingemann. “She used to draw me crocodiles as a little girl. I think just watching her draw and seeing how graceful and easy it was for her encouraged me.”

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