Saturday, April 11, 2009

Art by Tina Underwood

Tina Underwood is a versatile artist who has been creating works of art for over twenty five years. Raised in Roxbury, Connecticut, Tina expresses her love of the New England countryside in her watercolor and oil paintings of old barns, landmarks and natural settings. She also enjoys painting floral and still life compositions, as well as commissioned house portraits.

She has brought her fine art skills to the world of decorative painting, having embellished marble tiles and painted furniture with intricate renderings of flowers and Celtic themes. On a larger scale, she has completed several room size murals in area homes and businesses, creating scenes that transport the viewer to a Jamaican beach or the hills of Tuscany.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, and studied painting, sculpture and photography in Lacoste, France under the direction of Sarah Lawrence College.

"My paintings capture moments that I observe in the world around me: ice melting on a pond, sunlit flowers in the garden, or just picked fruit on a fall day. As I develop a painting, I am concerned with how light reveals form, how color creates harmony, how detail discloses texture. My work evokes a quiet, peaceful sense of place and things."

Tina is a member of Kent Art Association, Washington Art Association and the Society for the Creative Arts of Newtown. She has participated in juried and group shows, and has held several solo shows. Many of her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States, and her murals can be seen in area businesses. She maintains her painting studio in her home in Bridgewater, Connecticut.

T.M. Underwood • 57 Clapboard Road • Bridgewater, CT 06752 • 860-354-6545
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