Tina creates abstract paintings in acrylics and mixed media in her home studio in Milton, Ontario. Her paintings are alive with movement, colour, and expression.
Intrigued by the expressive nature of the materials, Tina is constantly experimenting with technique and style to allow the expressiveness of the painting to emerge.
For her, painting is a reflective, contemplative, and intuitive experience, when memories, observations, and imagination mingle, ripple, and inform the creation.
She has had the good fortune to study with skilled instructors, all of whom have expanded her understanding of and practice with different methods including layering, glazing, dispersion, pour painting, paper collage, and many mixed media techniques.
Since retiring in 2012, her work has been in several shows and juried exhibits in Milton, Hamilton, Toronto, and the Niagara Peninsula.
Tina has served on the Board of the St. Catharines Art Association for many years and continues to manage their website and write monthly newsletters. She also manages the website for The Fine Arts Society of Milton, and belongs to the Visual Artists of Welland and The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, in whose shows and events she exhibits regularly.
“I marvel at the wonders I spy through a window, up a tree, at the side of the road, beyond the shore ... fleeting glimpses, tracks in the snow, shadows cast, mist floating, colourful skies, seasons changing, and the stillness of being.
Nature that lives and breathes.
My paintings ... emergent and evanescent ... reflect the love and joy I feel for this vast and beautiful world. I welcome you to share it with me.”
For more information, please visit her website: www.tinaspaintings.wordpress.com