Bio

Born in Blackpool, England, Tina worked as a mural and commissioned artist for over 10 years until gaining a 1st Class Honours degree in Fine Art and Professional Practice in 2013.  She was subsequently approached by Lancaster University and awarded a FASS MA Scholarship in 2014, graduating a year later with Distinction in Art by Research. 

In the same year, after exhibiting in the Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, and winning the Neo:Artprize ‘GreatArt’ Prize, Bolton, she was offered a solo exhibition at Blott Studio, Blackpool, where she continued an association, taking part in various feminist exhibitions up until 2018.  In 2019 she was selected to fill The Drawing Room at the Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington; the exhibition was, unfortunately, cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

In 2020 she secured a studio in the new Market House Studios in Fleetwood, Lancashire, where, as well as researching, working on her own pieces and teaching, she is undertaking socially engaged projects, both as a solo artist and in collaboration.

“My work explores questions of morality and ethics, often taking a critical view of socio-political and environmental issues, with a focus on abuse of power, societal indoctrination and apathy, at the personal and political, local and global level.  I am interested in the impact that people, and their actions, have on each other and their environment, past, present and future, and hope to move them out of complacency, if only for a few moments. I take a particular interest in various aspects of ‘gaze’ theory in relation to power dynamics and often adopt an oppositional stance and use symbolic empowerment within an allegorical narrative framework. 

My practice is always research based, with a concept driven methodology, and although it spans various mediums, working in both 2D and 3D, it is often grounded in the ‘realist’ figurative.”