A little about Us
Welcome and thank you for taking a moment to learn a bit more about me and my work.
My heart's desire is to use art as a vehicle to communicate beauty and strength with images of wonderous possibilities combined with a strong grounding of worthiness.
I'm fascinated with the convergence of body, mind, and spirit and all it is to be a human being on this side of heaven.
I grew up in rural Ohio and I love this part of the country. The seasonal changes are inspiring and has informed my creativity since I was a child building structures in the woods and using rocks, sticks, and mud as art supplies. One could definitely say that I'm "self-taught" even though I've sat in the presence of artists and creatives who've been so generous to bless me with their knowledge and skill.
I consider being aware and open, allowing learning to be switched to "on" all the time, my best education.
Never knowing that art schools even existed growing up, I pursued "practical" vocations and was left hollow. I succumbed to the fact that I was created to create and here we are today. A life long learner, I've studied and increased skill through various sources, art communities and in the past few years with The Gathering of Artisans in Asheville, NC. ,art retreats and inspirational escapes to Savannah, GA. and most any beach. I'm currently furthering my art education by diving deeper as a student through the Milan Art Institute.
I met Ted, the love of my life, when I was 15 years old and he became my best friend. We married 2 days after I turned 18 and, this year, we thank God for 38 years of marriage and he is still my best friend. We have a testimony of grace which we share, happily, with others. We have 2 grown children and 3 beautiful Grandbabes. We was just moved into a tiny home with an inspiring lake view and we are very excited for this new chapter. I invite you to follow along on Instagram @TinaLawverCreative and Facebook Tina Lawver - Artist as we journey together.
Ted, my Hubby, is a writer, creative, and we love being together. We enjoy our life and we've found that our family and our grandchildren have become our very best teachers without a doubt.
"Trust The Process"
The statement, “trust the process” is a mindset that I have and share as I create, and teach others in authenticity as we grow in vision and skill as we journey together.
Art doesn't have to be "perfect", it just has to be honest.
Being fully present in the moment while journeying through a piece of art is even more valuable than the end result. All that is learned and gained and resolved during the process is so precious, BUT I love leading creatives in exploring and growing as artists and have witnessed even beginners create worthy pieces of art.
The opportunity to encourage others on their journey is so motivating. I especially love when someone connects with a piece in a personal way.
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I've had the honor to be featured and to speak about my work in several exhibits including locally at Love's Gallery with the presentation, "In the Natural" as well as serving as featured artist at the Savannah Art Walk in Savannah Georgia with the presentation "This Makes a Life".
Thank you for following our journey. You are now a part of it.