About

Artist Statement:

 

          I am enjoying two artist hats right now, plein air and multi-media.

 

   In my plein air work I tend to paint in a realist style...realism that your soul can feel. I love to evoke emotion in the natural beauty of things and inclined to paint in bold colors and extend on nature's brilliance. Gravitating to rich hues, I use only quality oil paints and materials to create my art. I want my art to tell you a story, to lead you into the image and make you want to be there.

   In my mixed-media abstract style works I am exploring color and texture in a new imaginative way. I am having fun expressing emotion and movement in these works, many times inspired by personal experiences and emotions. Follow me in this newest journey.

 

Biography:

 

           Tina served as the US Postal Art Illustrator for the South Florida District Postal Service for 17 years up until her move to northern Florida. Her education includes 2 years Commercial Art at the Miami Lakes Technical Institute along with several years study with a local respected South Florida artist for oil painting and then numerous fine art workshops. Presently residing in High Springs, Florida, she has decided to pursue her first love, Fine Art Oil Painting. 


          This area of Florida has inspired her creativity with its “artsy” spirit and its wonderful array of springs, beautiful ranches, farms and historic “Old Florida”.  She also paints figurative, animal portraits, landscapes and has become passionate for Plein Air painting for the last ten years. Commissions are always welcomed. Contact early if wishing a pet portrait for a wonderful holiday gift.

             Recently she has also been stepping out of her creative box to combine the world of ultra-realism and abstract works, adding to her art portfolio.


          Tina has opened her own gallery in beautiful downtown High Springs called Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies. Come see her work, the works of her artist friends and you can even buy quality art supplies. Along with all that, she is an active member of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association,  Plein Air Florida and regularly participates in several outdoor fine art festivals and plein air events.

Awards and Affiliations

 

Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies

GFAA Gallery Large Works Exhibition Judge's Choice Award 2019

Turner Center of the Arts - Spring Show Award 2019

Rum 138 Art Gallery, Fort White FL

Open Air Arts, Plein Air, Melrose Bay Gallery 2013-2019

Delray Beach Plein Fest Paintout 2016, 2019

Gainesville Downtown Art Festival 2016-2019

GFAA Fine Art Fair at Tioga 2008-2018

Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paint Out 2016-2019

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

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