A view over the colorful drawer of paper triangles

 

About the artist

Tina has called Orcas Island her home since 1998.  She is a transplant from New Hampshire where her artistic creativity was enthusiastically supported throughout her schooling.  She earned a scholarship to The George Washington University in DC where she eventually received a Master of Fine Arts with her focus in printmaking.

Her latest works have evolved from her love of decorative papers.  Using them as her “pallet” she creates colorful images and patterns that, once lacquered, are closer to resembling details of quilting or mosaic in texture (also known as Dècoupage).


Tina’s artistic endeavors were interrupted for a few years while she pursued her rowing career.  In 1992 she was honored to compete for the US in the Barcelona, Spain Olympics, rowing bow seat in the Women's Eight.  She is still active in the rowing world, volunteering as the head coach for the small but mighty Orcas Island Rowing Association.