As an artist, Tina tries to catch the essence of the things she sees and not an exact representation. Capturing the feelings and atmosphere of a time and place are the most important things to her when painting because these are the aspects of her work that connects to people who look at them. Tina often paints plein air (on-site) to capture the essence of place around Goolwa and Victor Harbor.
Tina has been described as an abstract impressionist and, while her paintings may be slightly abstract, they still convey the atmosphere and feelings of reality. Although her works are representational and recognisable, there is enough abstract of both form and colour to add the mystery needed to invite further investigation by the imagination.
Tina’s bold brush produces a sense of freedom that is pleasing to the eye and imagination.
‘My paintings bring back memories of places we have been - places we have lived, holidays spent or places that have a special meaning to us as a constant reminder of some of the best places and times we have experienced’.
Tina has sold paintings in Australia and several countries around the world, participating in many group Rotary and College shows, including solo exhibitions at the Lombard Gallery, and the Scarlattis Gallery at Mouth Surmon Wines, Clare.
She is a member of the Adelaide Art Society.