American realist and abstraction artist Tina (Steele) Lindsey grew up in the deep south in a nurturing environment of great art, dance, music and literature.  Though both parents painted, her own leanings as an adolescent were more toward dance and music. Her mother Jane well understood the value of the arts and encouraged her by providing countless trips to lessons, recitals, symphony and museums.  It was much later in life her introduction to painting came during a visit with her father Victor who introduced her to Russian impressionism, a style beautiful in its depiction of the human spirit.  Most enamored by the work of Valentin Serov, Tina went forward  with independent study of the human figure and various painting methods. A traditionalist at heart, her focus is both representational and abstract, switching between the two when mood or subject dictates.  Tina’s contemporary paintings are compellingly timeless, have been seen in print and television, and are publicly and privately collected.