Tina grew up with a pad of paper and pencil in her hand. Drawing was her
favourite childhood past time. She was given her first camera at age 9 and the world opened up for her with a camera in her hands. She loves taking photographs from a perspective not often seen or noticed; breathing life into everyday things and drawing the viewer into the scene.
Painting with acrylics in an abstract, expressionistic style is her personal way of expressing emotions oftentimes too complicated or painful to
articulate. She is currently experimenting with the subtle intricacies of
watercolour and loving the learning process of this different type of art as well.
“Everyone feels something different when they see my work. The emotions they feel are as unique as each person is. We all have our secrets inside. I add paint to mine and put them on canvas.”
“Painting gives me a way to expel all the colours, thoughts and emotions constantly colliding in my mind. I primarily consider colour when I start a new painting. What colours am I feeling at that moment? I hope my work will ultimately be placed where people stop and stare for a while, seeing a small part of themselves in what I have I have expressed. ”