Tina Garrett

www.tinagarrett.com

Tina Garrett

Tina Garrett

Born in 1974 in California, Tina and her Marine Corps family transfered many times giving Tina the chance to observe all kinds of people and places. Through the many transitions drawing was and remains Tina’s constant companion and window into her own world — one that is safer and more beautiful than reality can sometimes be.

With an Associates of Applies Science in Visual Communications from the Colorado Institute of Art in 1994, Tina made drawing her livelihood. Tina was able to sustain a healthy career freelance illustrating for many years but the work never satisfied her ultimate desire to make the art, the windows if you will, that invite the viewer to never look away.

In 2012, based on her pastel portraiture, the Scottsdale Artist’s School awarded Tina the first of two merit scholarships and she began working in oil – immediately falling in love.

In the two short years since Tina’s introduction to oil she has studied intently the Selective Start Method described in “Alla Prima” by Living Master Artist Richard Schmid and studied in workshops and/or private lessons with Romel de la Torre, Casey Baugh, Aaron Westerberg, Lisa Gloria and Jeremy Lipking.

Tina blogs and posts about her travels and the subjects that she paints sharing her adventures and what pulled her toward her subject but stops there. Preferring each of her works be whatever they are to the viewer without commentary about what her art is supposed to convey — intending instead that through the merit of the composition, value, color and edges Tina’s works will hold value long after any description of the work’s intentions has faded.

Tina considers herself a student, all be it a tenacious one, but shares what knowledge she does have through drawing and painting lessons on-line and held at her historic Lee’s Summit studio space dubbed Atelier Underground. Tina also travels to teach where invited, as well as hosts exceptional artists from outside the KC area to teach at her studio space with the goal of bringing the best representational art instruction avail-able today to the Midwest.

In the course of her serious pursuit of fine art mastery, Tina has created a small family of private collectors and commissioned clients in Kansas City, Florida, Chicago, Colorado, New York, New Orleans and London.

Tina Garrett (b. 1974, US) tinagarrett@kc.rr.com | www.tinagarrett.com | 816.739.5508

Education:

Colorado Institute of Art, Visual Communication, Associates of Applied Science, 1994
Scottsdale Artist’s School, Romel de la Torre Workshop 2012
Scottsdale Artist’s School, Casey Baugh Workshop 2013
Scottsdale Artist’s School, Aaron Westerberg Workshop 2013
Private Lessons with Romel de la Torre 2014
Small group lesson with Lisa Gloria 2014

Exhibitions:

2014 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils , Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, OH
2014 Oil Painters of America Spring International Online Exhibition
2014 Scottsdale’s The Best and The Brightest Juried Art Show and Sale, Scottsdale Artist’s School, AZ
2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Second International Online Exhibit
2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Best of America Exhibit
2013 National Oil and Acrylic International Online Exhibit
2013 Scottsdale’s The Best and The Brightest Juried Art Show and Sale, Scottsdale Artist’s School, AZ
2012 Spirit of Life Duo Exhibition, Stanley Historic Event Space, MO
2010 Women of Lee’s Summit Solo Exhibition in Pastel, Lee’s Summit Arts Council Gamber Center, MO

Bibliography:

Carlson, Jeffrey: “Winners Announced in Oil Painters of America Competition”, Fine Art Today, June 2014
Beaudoin, John: “Local Artist Wins National Prize”, The Lee’s Summit Journal, June 2014, p12A
Harrison, Lisa:“Lifestyle Publications’ Anniversary Celebration” Lee’s Summit Lifestyles Magazine September 2013
Eveld, Edward: “At the Brush Creek Art Walk, a truly heated competition”, The Kansas City Star, July 2012
Pulley, Russel: “Living the Pastel Dream”, The Lee’s Summit Journal, March 2012, Cover
Harrison, Lisa: “Introducing… the Art of Tina Garrett”, Lee’s Summit Lifestyles Magazine October 2010

Collections:

Works held in private collections in Kansas City, Chicago, Colorado, New Orleans, Florida, New York and London.

Awards & Scholarships:

Oil Painters of America Spring International Online Exhibition 1st Prize 2014
National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Second International Online Exhibit Award of Excellence 2014
National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Best of America Merit Award 2013
RayMar Art John Dietrich Memorial Scholarship to Scottsdale Artist’s School 2013
Raytown Art Association Invitational Best of Show 2012Scottsdale Artist’s School Merit Scholarship 2012

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