Tina Lawver a self-taught artist from Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She lives in a 1900 renovated school house and works in her studio on the property. She is married to her best friend and husband of 36 years, Mom of 2 grown children, and enjoys her role as "Grammie"
Tina has been inspired by nature for as long as she has been creating. Her subjects are often created to reflect the beauty she's witnessed as a child playing and creating in the outdoors.
A life long learner, she has studied and increased her skills through various sources, art communities and in the past few years with The Gathering of Artisans in Asheville, NC. Tina also enjoys art retreats and inspirational escapes to Savannah, GA. and most any beach.
A visual storyteller, Tina communicates in several mediums including acrylic, oil, and assemblage. Subjects most often relate to our human experiences in everyday life.
From conception to completion, Tina seeks to journey through and trust the process in creating each piece. It has been said about her work, when on exhibit, the subject draws you in and the message in the backgrounds keep you there. Emotionally charged, there are strategically place words and pictures worked into the pieces.
Tina's current work is focused on those “in-between” moments and the tension between light and dark, those"Human" moments we all experience when moving from one season or situation in our lives to the next. The elements of nature woven through each piece allow the artist to process and journal, seeking to be Spirit lead and relational.
The statement, “trust the process” is what the artist desires to share as she creates and teaches others. The openness to this philosophy has taken her art to a new level and clarity. Creating new rich backgrounds and using subjects that touch hearts has expanded her reach.
Gratefully she declares, "it has been a wonderful journey so far and I look forward to meeting and sharing my work as I continue on this path, and trusting."