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Education

Primarily self-taught Tina Rawson has painted in oils with North Shore Atelier, and the Band of Brushstrokes on the North Shore of Boston. She studies en plein air painting with David Lussier. 

She attended Amira Rahim's intensive class "Better Than Art School" in 2020 to better her skills in painting with acrylics.

Rawson attended University of Pittsburgh's studio art program and the subsequent art classes  -

University of Pittsburgh, Studio Arts Major:

Intro to Design, Intro Drawing, Painting 1, Costume Crafts, Intro Modern Art

Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY

Fashion Illustration class

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Illustration, Color Oaxaca, Introduction to Printmaking

Cambridge Center of Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

Painting, Textile Design, Web Design

North End Union, Boston, MA

Watercolor 1 + 2

North Shore Atelier, Amesbury, MA

Oil Painting with Lully Schwartz

Online classes with Domestika, Floral Abstracts

with and Michal Shimoni "Power Animals"

 

Tina Rawson took up the bold decision in 2021, amidst the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a painter.

 

Studying art in college at the University of Pittsburgh helped prepare her for work as an artist, and travels throughout Europe and across the United States inform her work. Her memories of people and places also provide artistic inspiration.

 

Among those artists with whom Tina has studied are Amira Rahim who taught her contemporary acrylic painting, and Lully Schwartz who helped better her oil painting. In addition, she has taken numerous classes at Mass College of Art and studied with other painters, including en plein air.

 

Her many exhibits include a recent showing of her work at Coastal Living Gallery in Little Compton RI and a museum show at The Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA entitled "My Essentials." Tina works as an artist and educator in beautiful Salisbury, Massachusetts and visits her native Sweden annually.

 

 

 

As a contemporary impressionist painter working primarily in acrylic paints and mediums, I aspire to convey not only the scene but also the moment and mood. The moment is fleeting but the painting allows us to live there a bit longer, to linger, reflect, contemplate and enjoy.

 

Reflecting on a serendipitous moment in time can be deceivingly difficult. I sketch my subject matter first, getting to know it so well that when I put my brush to work, I find that the art and colors flow.

 

I often work outside in nature and finish in the studio, capturing the essence of a moment and offering viewers an uplifting, positive message.

 

Visit my studio, by appointment please, at 133b Elm Street in Salisbury MA. but first contact me 978.395.5567 or tinastart2art@gmail.com

Bio

Statement

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Art with a H(art) 

Art should touch your heart and move you, I hope that mine will do that. My work has been purchased by collectors in New England, and abroad, along the Eastern Coast from Florida to Maine, and in Sweden. Mainly I hope to connect with you through my art and that you will cherish your piece for years to come. It is an honor to make commissions of people's beautiful children and homes. I enjoy teaching art and helping people tap into the their creativity. My middle name is Hart and I am building a heart-felt community of art lovers online, if you'd like to join us.

 

Art Retreats

Art classes and retreats are in the works! Meals are provided and rest and relaxation abound. Please call me if creating something beautiful in a peaceful setting with fellow creatives sounds just about right for you! Thank you, I hope this will be something that interests you. Personally I can't wait!

Tina

978-395-5567

 

 

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Shows & Publications

"Painting with Panache” with North Shore Atelier
Summer 2012

Governor's Academy, Byfield, MA

“Outlet to Ipswich”, “Plum Island Marsh”

media: oil on canvas

 

“Art In Season” with North Shore Atelier

Providence Bank, Amesbury, MA

October 1, 2013 - January 3, 2014

“Kids in Gotland”

media: oil on canvas

 

“New Works, New Members”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

Aug 19-31, 2014

“Joe's Playland”

media: oil on canvas

 

“Newburyport Chamber of Commerce Guidebook Art Show”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

February, 2016

"Sailor's Delight" one of ten finalists

media: goache and pastel on paper

 

“2015 Holiday Show & Sale”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

Nov 27 - Dec 31 2015

"Fall Trees"

media: oil on canvas

 

“Spring Members Open Show”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

Apr 8-30, 2016

"Sailor's Delight", "Fall Trees"

media: Sailor's Delight, gouache and pastel on paper/Fall Trees, oil on canvas

 

“19th Annual Regional Juried Show”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

May 6 - June 4, 2016

"Outlet to Ipswich"

media: 16" x 20", oil on canvas

 

“New Perspectives”

The Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA

Oct 8, 2016 (auction)

"The Wrack Line"

"The Deck"

media: acrylic & photograph on canvas

 

“Montserrat Art Sale 2016”

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

November 2016

"Joe's Playland"

media: oil on canvas

 

“North Shore Atelier 3rd Annual Art Exhibit”

Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA

Oct 12 - Nov 18 2016

"Sailor's Delight"

"Moody Plum Island" 20" x 16", oil on canvas

media: Sailor's Delight, 24" x 18", gouache and pastel on paper

 

“Support The Pink House! 2016”

PITA Hall, Newbury, MA

Nov 17, 2016 (auction)

"Walk the Plank" - oil on driftwood 

media: Multimedia

 

“2017 Winter Juried Show”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

Jan 13 - Feb 4, 2017

"The Pink House" 12" x 12"

media: oil on canvas

 

“2017 Volunteer Invitational Show”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

Feb 10 - Mar 4 2017

"Friggebo – The Shed", 16" x 20"

media: oil on canvas

 

“The Art of Mapping Juried Show”

Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

Mar 7-19, 2017

"Harrisburg Heart"

media: etching

 

“FlipFlop Show” (w/ MAA)

Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead, MA

Sep 1 - Oct 7 2017

"Moody Plum Island"

media: oil on canvas

 

“2017 Fall Members Open Show”

Newburyport Art Association

Sep 15 - Oct 7, 2017

"Maudsley Tree"

"The Pink House" 12" x 12" 

media: oil on canvas

 

“Like Mother, Like Daughter: International Women of Art”

Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA

May 7 – June 15, 2018

4 artists on display

25 pieces of art by Tina Rawson included in show

 

"LCCC Art Show"

July, 2018

Little Compton Community Center

LC, RI

"Our House" and "Vintage Zinnias" on display. 12" x 12" oil paintings on wood. 

 

"2018 Eight Cubed Member's Open Show"

August 10 - September 1, 2018

Newburyport Art Association

65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 

"LC 1" and "LC 2" on display. 8" x 8" oil paintings

 

"Solo Show at Dos Amigos"

September 1 - September 30, 2018

Dos Amigos Burritos, Newburyport

24 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA

10 paintings included by Tina Rawson

 

"Water on Wood" solo show

November - December 2018

Re/MAX on the River

Water Street, Newburyport

18 paintings and photographs on display.

 

"Volunteer Invitational" at NAA

March, 2019

Newburyport Art Association

"Höganäs Horses" on display, 18" x 14" oil on canvas

 

"Members Open" at NAA

April, 2019

Newburyport Art Association

"Glowing House" on display, size 8" x 10" acrylic paint on wood

 

"Dog Days of Summer" online show

September 1 - September, 22 

Porter Mill, Beverly MA

"For Frida" on display 24" x 18" acrylic paint, gel crayons and markers with gold leaf on canvas

 

"My Essentials" by Tina Rawson 

August 22 - November 22, 2020

The Wenham Museum

Solo-show of my work including 24 paintings 

 

"Constellation of Friends" solo-show

On-line show of 12 portraits based on the 12 zodiac signs

Date released: December 12, 2020

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWN-F0_WFt4

All size 24" x 18" acrylic paint on canvas

 

"Winter Juried Show - part 1" at NAA

January 22 - February 20, 2021

Newburyport Art Association

"Gemini" accepted, 24" x 18" acrylic paint on canvas

 

"Diversia: Woman 2021" by Biafarin

March - April 2021

Juried online show

"Medusa" on display, 24" x 18" acrylic paint on paper

won 2nd place in customer popularity

 

"Exhibizone: Diversia: Earth 2021"

April 1 - April 30

Juried online show

"Aine" on display, 18" x 24" acrylic paint on paper 

 

"New Bloom" solo show at The Coffee Factory 

May 1 - June 30, 2021

Exhibit at 56 State Street, Newburyport MA with a range of ten paintings

 

"Second Bloom" solo show at The Coffee Factory

June 30, 2021 - July 11, 2021

Exhibit at 56 State Street, Newburyport MA with a range of another ten paintings

 

The Purposeful Mayo

Bagel Hole Solo Show

July 9, 2021

Juried solo presentation online of "Plum Island Marsh" (oil painting), "House on the Hill" (painting on wood) +

"Bar Harbor" (4 x 6 watercolor)

 

Inner Power Exhibition

by art queens

"Gemini" accepted into Gallery 1 

https://publish.exhibbit.com/galler1/403426907/atrium-gallery-61731

 

"Art on the Mall" at Newburyport Bartlett's Mall

Displayed art at prestigious art festival with Katie Fogarty Art

July 20 and July 31, 2021

 

"Memories of LC" at Coastal Living Gallery

Solo show of Little Compton inspired work

September 11 - November 1, 2021

 

Publications

"Diversia: Woman 2021" by Biafarin

March - April 2021

"Medusa" is featured the publication

 

28 Carrots

Featured in Spring 2021's membership newsletter

Article on my work to date to the members of the Entrepreneurial Women's Business Group

 

Clover & Bee Magazine

Issue 1: August 2021

Juried in with "The Flume" (acrylic painting 14 x 18"), "Ah Tulips" (painting on paper 11 x 9") and "Nubble Lighthouse" (10 x 8" painting on crackle substrate) in this inaugural issue of the digital magazine

Flowing River Art Show

"Outlet to Ipswich" oil painting, 20" x 16"

Online gallery March 1 at CST and gallery show

Oregano's Pizzeria & Ristorante

Starting February 12, 2022

A selection of my work will be up at this beautiful downtown Newburyport restaurant located at 16 Pleasant Street. Enjoy delicious food and my art!

VASA Conference in Philadelphia July 6 - 9

Presentation of Modern Kurbits

Little Compton Community Center Art Show

July 15 +16

Won "Honorable Mention" for "Bonfire on the Beach"

Open Studios at 14 Cedar Street studios #319B

November 12 + 13

Saturday 11/12 10 - 5, Sunday, 11/13 11 - 4

"Creative Connections: Contemporary Art by Tina Rawson"

Hills Gallery at The Newburyport Art Association

November 23 - December 4

Hill Gallery

Opening event and party December 2nd, 5 - 7PM

"Hidden Meanings" Art Show by Tina Rawson

The Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport MA

May 1 - June 4, 2023

Opening May 6th at 1PM

Visiting Resident Artist at LCCC, July 2023

Little Compton Community Center

34 Commons Street, Little Compton RI

July 1 - July 27, 2023

Art on The Mall

Bartlett Mall, Newburyport MA

July 29 and July 30, 2023

Residencies

Artist in Residency at Inn Along the Way

741 Main Street, Darimiscotta, Maine 

Monday, 8/21 - Monday 8/28, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 10 - 1, and Open Mic on Saturday, 8/26th 1:30 - 4:30.

Class in Swedish Kurbits, and presentation to be held on "All Things Swedish" (date and times TBD)

Galleries

Cottage Gallery at the Art Cafe

South of Commons Rd, Little Compton RI

Thickets art series is on display at this beautiful gallery

Portsmouth Historical Society

10 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH

Beautiful painted historical houses on display

 

TV

I am proud to have been interviewed by Salisbury Cable T on their local cultural program:

 http://trms.sctvmc.org/?publicSite/show/8458?channel=1

 

RADIO

Greater Haverhill Art Association Podcast

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