Prior to being a full-time artist Tut worked as a graphic designer for 20 years, now, Tut is living her dream of being a full-time artist by putting her talent and experience in the design world to use. Colour remains an interest to Tut as it is something that can trigger emotive responses along with an ability to represent a time of day.
Tut’s consideration and attention to harmony is present in every aspect of her work, from size of canvas to how she chooses colour and applies it. Another aspect of what makes Tut’s paintings so captivating is how she uses colours to radiate off and blend into each other, creating a magical atmospheric painting.
Her paintings allow the mind of the viewer to drift into them, taking the viewer to a place where there is a warm sunrise that is taking over the night sky, where the pink clouds are being reflected in the sea’s surface, transforming the water to appear as a never-ending supply of strawberry cream.
Through an abstraction of the sea or landscape, Tut’s decision to remove details draws attention to what is important to her and what aspects she wants to share. Instead of the viewer being caught up in the details of the sea or landscape, they are captivated by the ‘essence’ which is triggered through her use of colour.