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Tina Garrett, 1974 | Portrait /Figurative painter



Award-winning artist, Tina Garrett, paints custom portraiture and figurative work. As a portrait artist, Tina is has earned an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master.
In 2012, based on her self-taught pastel portraiture, the Scottsdale Artists’ School awarded Tina the first of two merit scholarships and she began working in oil immediately falling in love and hitting the ground running dedicating 5 years to practicing and grasping an understanding of oil painting.



In addition to recognitions by the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Tina is a two-time Purchase Award winner in the 11th and 12th International ARC Salons. Twice exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art Europe, (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain and the Salmagundi Club in New York City, Tina’s works, “City Blues” and “String of Pearls” are now part of the Art Renewal Center's renowned permanent collection.
In 2016, Tina earned a designation of ARC Associate Living Master from the Art Renewal Center and a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society.

Tina has studied intently the Selective Start Method described in Alla Prima by Living Master Artist and Author Richard Schmid, studied in workshops and/or private lessons with Romel de la Torre*, and workshops with Casey Baugh, Aaron Westerberg, Lisa Gloria, Jeremy Lipking, Tim Deibler, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic and Kathy Anderson. In the course of her serious pursuit of fine art mastery, Tina has created a growing family of private collectors and commissioned clients in the U.S. and the U.K. and teaches workshops across the U.S.
In October, 2017, Tina will teach her first international workshop in Tuscany, Italy.



Education and Teaching:

In her work as a cartoon illustrator Tina received an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the Colorado Art Institute in 1994. To learn fine art oil painting, Tina has intently studied the Selective Start Method described in Alla Prima by Living Master Artist and Author Richard Schmid, studied in workshops and private lessons with Romel de la Torre, and workshops with Casey Baugh, Aaron Westerberg, Jeremy Lipking, Tim Deibler, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic, Dennis Perrin, Kathy Anderson and Daniel Keys.
Tina feels strongly the responsibility to impart the knowledge she has learned onto the next generation of artists and is therefore a prolific teacher.
For the last three years Tina has taught over a dozen workshops annually across the country and abroad at both private studios and art centers including the Scottsdale Artists' School, Village Arts of Putney, The Art Students League of Denver, Bountiful Davis Art Center, San Clemente California Art Supply, Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, The Hull Art Academy Texas, The Compass Atelier, and internationally in Tuscany and Florence, Italy, at The Florence Studio in 2017, ’18 and ’19. In 2020 Tina was invited to teach at The Dutch Atelier of Realism in the Netherlands and Vicki Sullivan’s Studio in Australia.

Tina is scheduled to teach a workshop in the U.K. at Rosemary and Co. in 2022. Tina teaches four starting methods including Selective Start, Line and Value Block-In, Open Grisaille and Accurate Color Wash. Tina teaches artists how to paint from both life and photos in several workshop formats including The Starting Methods Workshop, The Flesh Tones Workshop, Secrets to Painting Children, Painting From Photos…How To It Right!, and The Figure Outdoors.

In January 2019 Tina produced and published her first instructional oil painting video on USB Flash Drive available at TinaGarrett.com and streaming through Fine Art Studio Online/BoldBrush, Tina’s most recent sponsor. Tina is also sponsored by Rosemary and Co. Brushes, which offers the Tina Garrett Brush Set and sponsors Tina to attend the Figurative Art Conference and Expo in 2018 and 2019. Tina is also sponsored by Gamblin Paints as a Dedicated Workshop Instructor.
A Missouri resident since childhood, Tina is a proud State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America helping both Kansas and Western Missouri artists fully benefit from their PSoA membership. Tina is also proud to be a 2018, 2019 and 2021 Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program Mentor and donates 10 month's of one-on-one mentorship.

In addition, since 2017 Tina provides a monthly, paid mentorship to artists in 5 countries for critiques, specific painting or drawing technique, education and artistic and career development. Through an application process Tina ensures she is working with artists who are ready to commit to the rigorous and customized mentorship program and thrive as working artists. Tina’s mentees are striving to make their best works, winning awards, teaching and writing on relevant art topics.
Tina is a contributing writer to Fine Art Views, the Art Renewal Center ARChive and the Oil Painters of America Blog. Tina publishes a blog and monthly newsletter, and has been featured in editorial coverage by Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Poets and Artists Magazine and feature articles in American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist Magazine and Art of the West Magazine, as well as various podcast and television broadcast interviews.