Art By Tina Marie



Not Only do I enjoy the simple crafty things in life, I also went to school to obtain a degree in Art:
So it, Only seems necessary to have my art come along for the blogger ride! If you are interested in purchasing a print, please e-mail me at loveandturquoise@gmail.com



A sketch I did of one of my friend's photography pieces.
You can check out her photography facebook at: Nicole Montero Photography






My friend Marie's Newphew... A birthday gift
















Artist Statement:
My Artwork is up for interpretation. There is no hidden meaning behind it; no agenda. I think in the process of growing and understanding who I am as an artist, I want to go back to the basics. I want to paint, experience painting, and enjoy painting for the actual act of it and less articulation. Somewhere along the way I became so focused on being "A good Artist" or obtaining some level of perfection that I lost hold on what I was trying to achieve as an artist, which was the experience, the process/enjoyment of what art can become and how art inspires new ideas and new creations. Jasper Johns once said, "To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist."  I would say that my paintings may have a design aspect but who's to say that design and art aren't one in the same or at least siblings of each other. After taking contemporary art at UNR, I became very inspired by certain people and movements. Pop Art was extremely influential for me and there may be a Pop Art appeal to my work ( not so much the concept though). I have collected many patterns over the years and found myself wanting to paint them. I also have a desire to paint people, so I found myself combining them to create my camouflaged portraits. I really enjoyed the process that went into each of these paintings and found myself learning new techniques and processes of painting. I also found a real enthusiasm for painting again, that somewhere, somehow, I had lost before.

"One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it. It looks as if it were born in a minute. "- Helen Frankenthaler