Tina Corbett Artist Statement:
I paint in a realist style...realism that your soul can feel. I love to evoke emotion in the natural beauty of things, inclining to paint in bold colors and extend on nature's brilliance. When painting en Plein Air I am traveling on an art journey in a way that I never thought possible. I look forward to each paintout with exciting anticipation. The pull to capture, artistically, the essence of nature or a historical site, is an adrenaline rush each time I step outside to paint.
Tina Corbett Bio:
Born in Brooklyn NY, raised in South Florida and presently living in High Springs, Florida, Tina Corbett has devoted her life to her study of art. Throughout the years, she studied Fine Art Oil Painting with several fine art teachers. At 24, she graduated with a Commercial Art Certification from Miami Lakes Tech and served as the Postal Art Illustrator for the South Florida District Post Office for almost 20 years until her move to northern Florida. There she has decided to pursue her first love, fine art oil painting.
These past years she has actively pursued Plein Air painting. This particular area of Florida has inspired her creativity with its “artsy” spirit and its wonderful array of springs, beautiful ranches, farms and historic “Old Florida”.
In 2006 she helped start and operate The High Springs Art Coop for 6 years and then moved on to open her own gallery & art supply boutique in High Springs. Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies, which is named after her maiden name to honor her father, is home to her works along with 20 other local artists and artisans. She is an active member of Gainesville Fine Arts Association and a member of Plein Air Florida. She regularly sells her works of the Florida’s rivers & local springs and has received several accolades for her work. Tina regularly participates in various Art Festivals and Plein Air Events.
Tina occasionally will engage in a different medium with her realism/abstract works she enters into a variety of art exhibits for an eclectic body of work. This rounds out her love to pursue new and fun creative adventures.
Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies, 23645 W US HWY 27, High Springs, FL 32643
Awards and Affiliations
Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies
First Coast Plein Air Show at Mossman Hall, 2022 - Honorable Mention
GFAA’s Winter Show Best of Show 2020
GFAA Gallery Large Works Exhibition Judge's Choice Award 2019
Turner Center of the Arts - Spring Show Award 2019
Open Air Arts, Plein Air, Melrose Bay Gallery 2013-2022
Delray Beach Plein Fest Paintout 2016, 2019
Gainesville Downtown Art Festival 2016-2021
GFAA Fine Art Fair at Tioga 2008-2018
Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paint Out 2016-2022
Worldwide Plein Air Paintout@ Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville FL 2012-2018
Commissioned Landscape hanging in the permanent Art Exhibit University of Florida's Physics’ Building in Gainesville Florida.
Thornebrook Art Festival, Gainesville Florida 2007-2019
Melrose Bay Art Gallery Holiday Artist Invitational 2015, 2019
Delray Beach Art Festival 2015, 2019 Delray Beach FL
St. Stephens Art Festival 2015, Coconut Grove FL
Board Member & Graphic Artist of Gainesville Fine Arts Association 2014-2017
Member of Gainesville Fine Arts Association GFAA since 2006
GFAA 2014 Plein Air Paint Out at Matheson House, Gainesville, FL
GFAA 2014 Plein Air Paint Out at Dudley Farm, Newberry, FL
William Bartram Heritage Day Plein Air Paint-out Feb. 2014
Boca Fest 2014, Boca Raton FL
Mad Hatter Festival, Coconut Grove, FL, Jan. 2014
Founding Member of High Springs Art Coop, High Springs FL, 2009-2014
Cedar Key 49th Annual Fine Art Festival 2013
Musical Chairs Project – Friends of the Arts, Gainesville, FL March 2012-2017
5th Avenue Plein Air Paint Out 2012
Gifford Art Stroll, Coconut Grove, FL 2013
Melrose Bay Art Gallery Small Works Show, 2009, Melrose Florida
Art in City Hall, High Springs FL , Two shows 2009
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Winter Member's Show 2006
Award of Excellence, Gainesville Fine Arts Association Winter Member's Show 2007
"Keeping The Watch" permanent display at Hillside Animal Hospital, Alachua Florida