Abstract Painting: Intuition, Repetition, and a Few Surprises
Besides Tina’s oil painting studio practice in Campbellville ON, she has been performance painting live to music in acrylics since 1997 with various groups, singer/songwriters and DJ’s. Tina will give a brief talk and then demonstrate how she develops her acrylic paintings (with pre-recorded music) from a blank canvas to a ‘finished’ piece. The emphasis will be on process and exploration of line, colour and form in a relaxed atmosphere.
Tina Newlove continues to be recognized by curators and jurors as an artist who is making a significant contribution to the cultural life of Canada.The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto founded by members of the Group of Seven commissioned Tina to create the annual 1998/99 Executive List. Her abstract oil painting titled Organizing my Mind is in the City of Toronto’s permanent collection. In 2011 Newlove received a First Place Award for her bronze sculpture A Song Grew Through My Rib Cage from Lakeshore Arts and in 2010 an Award of Merit for her painting Step Lightly at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. In 2008 Tina’s sponsors for her PROTECTION exhibition at the Latcham Gallery included Bruce Cockburn and the Ontario Arts Council. Tina Newlove is a founding member of Tribe of One, a Canadian Performance Collective that fuses the soul of Indigenous folk-funk rock with English, French, First Nation and Metis, singers, dancers, painters and musicians. In 2014 Tina has received an exhibition assistance grant for her solo show Nervous Wait from the Ontario Arts Council and was recommended by the Art Gallery of Burlington.
For more information about the winning Mural Design (shown) and Tina's new project, Milton's Nature Warms the Soul," go to: tinanewlove.com/miltons-nature-warms-soul