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Hej! I'm a Swedish American artist that loves to paint nature, people, and Swedish Folk Art as spirit moves me. 

I founded an art school, Start 2 Art, in 2015 and taught art since then at local schools, youth organizations, home parties, and at my studio at 14 Cedar St in Amesbury, MA. I love connecting with people of all ages through their art and helping them express their creativity. I believe that we all can make art and have fun doing it! Now teaching Kurbits (Swedish Folk Art) to adults too and soon I'll be working at the Senior Community Center in Salisbury so look for me there as well!


I also throw fun ART parties and craft sessions are available. Just click on the shop to buy a party for you and your friends, or a private lesson with Tina.​

And soon we will do a retreat, are you ready to explore your creativity with me? Please contact me if so, lessons and gift cards are available in the shop. Read on for more ...

Hello! Welcome to my colorful world. I hope that you will stay and check out:


Artist Statement:

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 14 Cedar St. Amesbury, MA but first contact me 978.395.5567 or

Bio and Artist Statement


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 The Grog, Newburyport Art Association Solo Show in December 2022, 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 Massachusetts and visits her native Sweden annually. She will be the visiting resident artist in LCCC in July 2023!

Art Parties

I love a good party, don't you? Why not come to The Start 2 Art studio and I will plan a fun art project for you and friends. You bring the food and drinks, and I will provide the instruction, space and supplies in a nice peaceful place, whether it's your home, a cafe or my studio conveniently located at 14 Cedar Street in Amesbury. 

Art making is so soothing and special, make something with your hands with friends. The instructions are clear and concise for those artists who need support. We all can create, come have fun at Start 2 Art. Please call for a quote and to book  978.395.5567. Private lessons are available for $50/hour on the shop, at your convenience. 

"Tina, you are a thoughtful and talented artist and teacher! What an amazing evening of creativity and fun! Thank you!!" ~ Erin

Erin, teacher and participant in Art Party


Now at 14 Cedar Street! #319 

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