About the artist

 

 

Heaven & Earth-2

I am most interested in conveying tranquility and optimism by pairing either simple or complex colors, shapes and light into abstract works. My most recent paintings explore arid to tropical locations, bringing layers of light, shape and a color-charged palette to dynamic, imaginative compositions with the effect of either revving or calming the senses. I prefer to allow the viewer to decide and choose specific objects and references, and feel that larger canvases enhance the effects on the viewer.

Art and design have always been an integral part of my life — from creative writing, painting, fashion, and sculpture to shaping pottery on the wheel or by hand. I began studying art at an early age, and in high school, I spent countless hours in the ceramics studio. By age 17, I earned the National Scholastic Art Award, and an exhibit of my works in clay was on display at the Kemmerer Museum of Decorative Art in my hometown of Bethlehem, PA. 

At the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, I earned a B.F.A. and began to focus on becoming a painter.  My love for fashion and, more pressingly, the need of a paycheck led me to study at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where I serendipitously excelled in journalism classes. Working my way up through the ranks, I eventually landed an editor’s position at Women’s Wear Daily. As a magazine editor, I was provided the opportunity to view art and design of masters from early periods to contemporary times firsthand. 

I find abstract concepts and the interplay of colors, surface, depth and light most engaging to explore. The work of artists like Richard Diebenkorn, Marc Chagall, and Georgia O’Keeffe most directly inspirational.

 My most recent paintings explore arid to tropical locations, bringing layers of light, shape and a color-charged palette to dynamic, imaginative compositions with the effect of either revving or calming the senses. My works are in private and corporate collections from Boston to Brooklyn, Florida, Kentucky, Manhattan, Pennsylvania and Seattle. To contact the artist, email info@tinabradfordpr.com or by calling 610-248-3460.

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