Tina Garrett

b. 1974

In 2012, based on her self-taught pastel portraiture, the Scottsdale Artists’ School awarded Tina the first of two merit scholarships and she began working in oil, immediately falling in love and hitting the ground running, dedicating 5 years to the full-time practice of understanding oil painting. 

In addition to various recognitions by the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, and National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, Tina is a two-time Purchase Award winner in the 11th and 12th International ARC SalonsTwice exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art Europe (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain, and the Salmagundi Club in New York City, Tina’s works, “City Blues” and “String of Pearls” are now part of the Art Renewal Center's renowned permanent collection.  

In 2016, Tina earned a designation of ARC Associate Living Master from the Art Renewal Center and a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. Tina has intently studied the Selective Start Method described in Alla Prima by Living Master Artist and Author Richard Schmid, studied in workshops and private lessons with Romel de la Torre, and workshops with Casey BaughAaron WesterbergJeremy Lipking, Tim Deibler, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic, Dennis Perrin and Kathy Anderson. In the course of her serious pursuit of fine art mastery, Tina has created a growing family of private collectors and commissioned clients in the U.S. and the U.K. and the Netherlands and is invited to teach workshops across the U.S. at private studios and art centers including the Scottsdale Artists' School, Village Arts of Putney, The Art Students League of Denver,  Bountiful Davis Art Center and the Brush of Spring Hoosier Salon as well as internationally in Tuscany and Florence, Italy at The Florence Studio. 

Tina is a proud Missouri State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America helping Missouri artists fully benefit from their PSoA membership. Tina is also proud to be a 2018 Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program Mentor. 

Awards, Designations, & Memberships

2018
The 2018 NOAPS SPRING INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE EXHIBITION Finalist
Gateway International Painting Competition January 2018 Best In Show
ModPortrait at the Museum of Modern Art Europe (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain Finalist
Art Renewal Center 13th Annual ARC Salon Finalist for three categories

2017
International Artist Magazine Challenge #98 People & Figures Grand Prize Winner
Oil Painters of America 2017 Shirl Smithson Memorial Scholarship
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Finalist
Oil Painters of America 2017 Spring On-Line Showcase, 3rd Place
2017 NOAPS FALL INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE EXHIBITION Finalist
2017 National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society "Holiday Small Works" Exhibit Finalist

2016
Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition Finalist
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
Best of America 2nd Place Award
Art Renewal Center 2016
ARC Salon Purchase Award and Finalist for two additional categories

2015
Finalist in Scottsdale’s The Best and The Brightest Show
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Best of America Best Oil Painting by a Signature Artist Award
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
Best of America People’s Choice Award
Oil Painters of America
Fall Online Showcase Third Place (Associate Member)
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition Finalist

Art Renewal Center 2015 ARC Salon Purchase Award
Top 100 finalist,
Figurativas2015 Museum of Modern Art Europe, (MEAM, Barcelona, Spain)
Portrait Society of America
Annual Members Only Competition 7th Honorable Mention

2014
Finalist in Scottsdale’s The Best and The Brightest Show
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Best of America Most Innovative Award
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
Spring Online International Excellence Award
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
Fall Online International Excellence Award
Oil Painters of America
Spring Online Showcase 1st Prize

2013
Finalist in Scottsdale’s The Best and The Brightest Show
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Best of America Southwest Art Magazine Merit Award

Juried Memberships & Designations
Galería Artlibre of Spain — Grand Autores
Oil Painters of America — Associate
Art Renewal Center — ARC Associate Living Master
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society — Master Artist

Portrait Society of America — Associate
Portrait Society of America — Ambassador for Missouri