Tina’s artistic roots go back to her childhood. Born and raised in Dana Point, a small beach town in Southern California, she grew up in a house designed and built by her father, and artistically nurtured, decorated, and landscaped by her entire family. She was constantly involved and encouraged in creative DIY “play” and projects around the house and gardens —designing, creating, refurbishing, sewing, painting, and decorating.
Her love of textiles was sparked by her mother who loved to sew and quilt. Taking the baton after her mother passed away, Tina began incorporating her mother’s fabrics and unfinished projects into her own textile works. Yet her most creative talents lay undiscovered for many years. After suffering the deep loss of her husband of 30 years, Tina turned to art and design to channel her grief, bring color into her life, and heal, discover, and shape the person she had to become without him. She turned her home into a canvas, redecorating every room and filling every space with art. She ventured beyond textiles and created mixed media pieces, including a “Wall of Happiness” mural, inspirational message pieces throughout her home, and a 5’x8’ collaborative piece created with her sister, Julie, and brother, Scot.
Today, Tina shares her art and talent with others through exhibiting and selling her work, and providing custom quilting services to her customers.