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What I Do

Hi, I'm Tina and I love making art. If it sounds like a confessional it kind of is. I spent years in corporate American and then I worked as a teacher, finally teaching art as the founder of Start 2 Art. All the time inching myself forward and practicing to be a painter. I hope that you will join me on my journey. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook at Tina Rawson Art! 

I have won many awards and been featured in Clover & Bee art publication, at solo and group exhibits, at the Newburyport Art Association, as a member of The Art Queens and Biafarin Worldwide group exhibitions. My pieces are in collections in the States and Sweden. 

Start 2 Art has taught children art since 2015. Now I use those skills to teach adults and host art parties and provide private instruction at The Start 2 Art Studio at 14 Cedar St #319B in Amesbury! Call me at 978-395-5567, it's so fun to make art and I love spreading the joy! Now teaching Swedish Folk Art too. 



I love sharing creative projects with others. Come to a class at Start 2 Art Studio!

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Original Art

To have a piece painted especially for you is the dream of many. I make customized art using my style and your direction. You pick the size, your colors, and inspiration. I paint a beloved place or person at the dimensions you require, just for you!

Or you can buy a piece of my art on Artwork Archive by hitting "purchase" or "inquire". There are lots of sizes, and something for every budget, in oil, acrylic and watercolors. I love to make art and I have a million ideas. Mainly I enjoy connecting with people and places, magic and memories through art.

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Naples is a beloved place for this customer. Her mother had passed away and she wanted a memory of her and their "happy place" in her home. "Peaceful Palms", an acrylic painting now hangs in her house in Pittsburgh. She loves seeing it every day.

Commissions & Gifts

Buy beautiful items made with my art at Take a look at my shop for small paintings and fun little originals or make an appointment to see my work, call for an appointment please: 978.395.5567

Commissions are available for an extra special present all year long. Please let me know if you are interested in a consultation. Let me capture a memory for you in colorful acrylic paint or watercolor!

How it works:

1. We speak over the phone or in person to discuss your needs, and how I can add joy to your home or your loved ones.

2. Once we've launched the project I will outline the parameters of the timing and costs based on your budget, and I will help you chose a reference photo. 

4. You agree, and I start painting! You will get to see the custom painting twice before completion to make sure that you are happy! Call today! Thank you, Tina


P.S. I do house commissions, people and even boudoir paintings but no pets. 


"I love my

 painting" ~ note from mother who commissioned this original piece of art

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