Tina was recently awarded the prestigeous title of Distinguished Pastellist by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. 24 artists world wide hold this title.
Tina paints widely in oil and is particularly known for her wild life and animal paintings. She also offers landscapes, particularly Hawaiian, and florals from just about everywhere. Tina is well known for her pastel paintings. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and is current President of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She was prominently featured in Pastel Journal magazine last year after taking three awards in their Pastels USA show.
Tina has been a professional artist and teacher for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Lodi High School, where she also did her student teaching in the art department. Her pursuit of artistic knowledge took her to Stephens College in Missouri, the University of Hawaii, and the University of the Pacific, where she earned her B.A. in Fine Art. She has recently retired from teaching high school and junior high art and more recently teaching blind children to devote more time to continued painting including doing portrait commissions of people and animals. Tina now enjoys teaching workshops in pastels and pastel portraiture, offering demonstrations, and acting as show juror. Tina says that as a realistic artist she has always sought to capture the warmth and vibrancy of life. Animals and people, particularly faces, have always fascinated her and are the subjects of her best works. The subtle differences between individuals provide her with a wide range of expression to explore. As a true animal lover she has painted many animals including African wildlife, the famous Siegfried and Roy tigers, dogs and horses, especially drafts. Most importantly she loves colors and enjoys how they interact with each other as they meet on her paper or canvas. Her singular ability to capture a subject is a hallmark of her work.
Tina has art works in many private collections and has done commissions for a variety of organizations, including Kaiser Permanente, Porsche Club of America, and the University of the Pacific. She is an award winner in local, regional, national and international shows, including several Best of Show Awards. Tina was accepted into the Pastel Society of America’s annual show in New York City. Most recently she received three awards in The Pastel Journal’s annual competition, and those paintings were featured in their magazine. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the West Coast as well as a member of the Portrait Society of America and most recently Woman Artists of the West. Tina is presently serving as President and Show Chair of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and will continue the presidency in 2009. She is an active member of the Stockton Art League and has served as show chairman of the prestigious 45th through 54th Annual Exhibitions at the Haggin Museum. Tina is presently the outgoing president of the Stockton Art League having served five terms.
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