Tina Garrett

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Tina Garrett

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Tina Garrett b. 1974

In addition to recognitions by the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Women Artists of the West and International Artists Magazine, Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Award winner including 2016 and 2015 ARC Salon Purchase Awards for her works, "City Blues" and "String of Pearls". Both paintings are now part of the Art Renewal Center's permanent collection, exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art Europe, (MEAM)  in Barcelona, Spain and the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

Tina began learning to paint in 2012. In the few short years since Tina’s introduction to oil she has studied intently the Selective Start Method described in Alla Prima by Living Master Artist and Author Richard Schmid, and was inducted into Putney Painter membership in 2020. Tina studied in workshops and/or private lessons with Romel de la Torre, Casey Baugh, Aaron Westerberg, Jeremy Lipking, Tim Deibler, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic, Kathy Anderson and Daniel Keys.

In the course of her serious pursuit of fine art mastery, Tina has created a growing family of private collectors and commissioned clients in the U.S., U.K., Netherlands and Mexico and teaches workshops across the U.S. at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, Denver Art Students League, Village Arts of Putney, Hull Art Academy Dallas, Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, Atelier Protégé Alabama, etc., and abroad at The Florence Studio, Italy, Dutch Atelier of Realist Art in Netherlands and Vicki Sullivan Studios in Australia.

Tina earned a designation of ARC Associate Living Master from the Art Renewal Center and a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society. Tina is a proud State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America helping both Kansas and Western Missouri artists fully benefit from their PSoA membership. Tina is also proud to be a 2018 & 2019 Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program Mentor. In addition, since 2017 Tina provides a monthly, paid mentorship to artists in 5 countries for critiques, specific painting or drawing technique education and artistic and career development. Through an application process Tina ensures she is working with artists who are ready to commit to the rigorous and customized mentorship program and thrive as working artists. Tina’s mentees are striving to make their best works, winning awards, teaching and writing on relevant art topics.

Tina is a contributing writer to Fine Art Views and the Art Renewal Center ARChive, publishes a blog and monthly newsletter, and has been featured in editorial coverage by Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Poets & Artists Magazine and International Artist Magazine as well as various podcasts. Art of the West Magazine  featuring an article on Tina and six of her works in the September/October 2019 issue.

Tina is proudly sponsored by Rosemary & Co. Brushes U.K., Fine Art Studio Online/BoldBrush, EdgePro Gear Palette and Gamblin Artist Colors oil paints.

Click here to enjoy a 5 part artists spotlite article in Fine Art Views, written by Dave Geada

* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 15th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.