What We're Loving: Oil paintings by Tina Davies!
We're loving local artist Tina Davies' oil paintings at ART5 Gallery! Tina is one of our most long-standing artists and we exhibit her original oil paintings, limited edition prints and handmade ceramics...
Tina trained as a potter in the Lake District, England and then Antigua in the Caribbean. She continued her studies for two years in Art and Design back in England and finally completed a Ceramics degree in Cardiff, Wales.
During her degree Tina’s interests became directed towards nature where she painted the human figure and floral subjects. At this time she also discovered her passion for painting with her hands.
Tina then helped to create and run an art gallery for four years in Brighton, England, where she curated exhibitions for the Applied Arts. In 2001, Tina resumed painting and working with clay and has made her living as a professional artist ever since. Her love of nature surrounds her as she is a passionate gardener and has found a way to express life through her work.
‘I create my paintings using mixed media: inks, water mixable oils and finally oil on canvas. I paint with my hands creating a closer relationship to the subject and medium allowing myself to flow with the experience of the process itself.
My ceramics are wheel thrown and fired to an earthenware temperature. They are tin glazed on a rich red terracotta clay and decorated with oxides and stains. They are then given a third firing with onglazes where more detail is added.
‘I like to keep my work spontaneous and contemporary in feel. The core of my work comes from freedom. I am inspired by the synergy of nature, the play of energies in the process of creation. I work from the heart wishing to achieve ‘no mind’. I am passionate to create and often move around diverse materials, oils, ink, clay, etc. therefore forming no patterns, no rules.’
Over the years Tina has cemented a successful reputation as an international artist. She has taken part in several exhibitions including several solo shows and now has paintings in collections worldwide.
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