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Family Life

I live in Cambridge, Ontario, with my husband, Greig, and a family of two dogs—Cooper and Bailey.

 

When they are not nudging me to take them out for a walk, you will find them under my feet while I am painting or having fun with my other crafts.

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Relaxation and Contemplation

When I am not painting in my studio, you can find me in my gardens. My passion for growing flowers from seeds and creating beautiful and colourful floral arrangements also inspires my paintings.

“Capturing a moment in life

on canvas

is what moves me to paint.

 

For me, painting is a vehicle

to celebrate the inherent energy

in and around us

and the interconnectedness

of all things.”

My Biography

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, 1956, Tina has been developing her artistic talent since childhood. Growing up in the Rosedale area, her early inspiration came from nature walks and hikes within the wilderness of the Niagara Escarpment.

 

As a young adult continuing her education in Art and Art History she found encouragement from her teachers and fellow artists. Her first exposure to Canadian art and the Group of Seven paintings was during a school trip to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, Ontario. Her favourite artist Tom Thomson captured the spirit of the land that was so familiar to Tina and her childhood.

 

Art and painting was always a passion throughout the years, but it wasn’t until 2004 that she was able to pursue her passion on a full time basis. Her formal training has included the Dundas Valley School of Art where she completed her

Certificate Level in 2010.

In 2010 Tina and her husband moved from Cambridge to Hanover. Much of her inspiration came from their lake front property that included, wetlands, woodlands and plenty of wildlife. Tina’s paintings are a process of exploration and self-expression, always evolving and taking new directions. Her work is a direct response to the colour, form and beauty of nature that surrounds her.

Over the years, Tina has won several awards and commissions:
 

  • 2011 from the Southampton Art Gallery

  • Two paintings accepted into the Owen Sound Banner Project

  • Commissioned to paint one of 13 metal fish art sculptures on display in the City of Walkerton in front of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education commissioned her to paint a memento presented annually to the ten recipients of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

 

Tina has shown her work in several solo and group shows over the past 15 years. She taught acrylic painting classes and workshops in Walkerton, Hanover and Durham and was also an active member of the Saugeen Artist Guild.

 

In 2016 Tina and her husband, with their two golden retrievers relocated back to Cambridge, Ontario, surrounded by rural farms and her beautiful gardens.

 

Tina’s artwork resides in several private and corporate collections across Canada. She sells her work privately and through various social media platforms.