American realist and abstraction artist Tina Steele Lindsey grew up in the deep south with parents who painted. Though Tina always enjoyed drawing, her 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 that her introduction to painting came when her father Victor 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 in 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 times, have been seen in print and television, and are publicly and privately collected.
My goal when putting subject to canvas is that the end result convey a narrative of sorts, whether a craftily hidden emotion or something blatantly obvious, there is a story and it must be told.
The fundamental basics of realism drives my artistic expression no matter the genre. My work is in constant flux but one thing has remained consistent over the years, simplicity in composition, I am wholly deliberate in this; the more complicated the world becomes, the less complicated I become in the studio.