Tina Garrett

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Tina Garrett

ARC Associate Living Master TM

15 artworks

American 21st Century Realist

Born 1974



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Tango Nights



127 x 152.4 cms | 50 x 60 ins

Private collection, ,





116.8 x 55.9 x 1.3 cms | 46 x 22 x 0 1/2 ins

12th Annual ARC Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

Momento a Momento



142.2 x 71.1 cms | 56 x 28 ins





91.4 x 121.9 cms | 36 x 48 ins

Private collection, ,


Ginger & Johnnie


30 x 40 cms | 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 ins


The Teacher



34 x 28 cms | 13 1/4 x 11 ins


Mint Julep



76.2 x 50.8 x 0.5 cms | 30 x 20 x 0 ins

Private collection, ,

12th Annual ARC Salon

  • Finalist / Portraiture

City Blues



91.4 x 61 cms | 36 x 24 ins

Private collection, ,

2014-2015 Salon

  • Finalist / Figurative

String of Pearls



76.2 x 101.6 x 0.5 cms | 30 x 40 x 0 ins

Private collection, ,

12th Annual ARC Salon

  • ARC Purchase Awards ($7,029)

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Website: www.tinagarrett.com
Email: tinagarrett@kc.rr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tina.garrett.71

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 AmericaOil 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 Salons. Twice 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 WesterbergLisa GloriaJeremy Lipking, Tim Deibler, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic 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 teaches workshops across the U.S.. In October, 2017, Tina will teach her first international workshop (in Tuscany, Italy) and coming full circle, Tina will teach her first workshop at the Scottsdale Artists' School. 

Awards, Designations and Memberships

Tina is proud to accept a Master Artist designation through the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Signature Member Guild and an ARC Associate Living Master designation by the Art Renewal Center.


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


International Artist Magazine Challenge #98 People & Figures Grand Prize Winner

Oil Painters of America 2017 Shirl Smithson Memorial Scholarship

Oil Painters of America 2017 Online Showcase 3rd Prize

NOAPS Online Showcase Finalist

NOAPS Holiday Small Works Exhibition Finalist



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 SalonPurchase Award



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

Oil Painters of America — Associate

Art Renewal Center — ARC Associate Living Master

National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society— Master Artist

American Women Artists — Associate

Portrait Society of America — Associate


09 September 2019 to 13 September 2019

Painting The Portrait From Life Florence Studio in Florence, Italy

18 Borgo Santi Apostoli, Firenze, Toscana

1050 EUR

27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019

2-Day Portraiture for Beginners San Clemente, California

1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA

345 USD

07 January 2019 to 11 January 2019

Portraiture in Selective Start Method from Life & Photos

3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

550 USD

12 April 2019 to 14 April 2019

3-Day The Portrait from Life and Photos at the famous Village Arts of Putney

114 Westminster Road, Putney, Vermont

450 USD

Village Arts of Putney is excited to bring ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett to Putney, Vermont! All levels are welcome to participate in this comprehensive study of oil Painting Portraiture from Life and Photos. Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Purchase Award winner and International Artist Magazine People and Figures Grand Prize winner. Tina is a proud Portrait Society of America Cecelia Beaux Forum Mentor and teaches annual workshops at Village Arts of Putney, The Scottsdale Artists’ School and The Florence Studio in Florence, Italy and various studios across the country. Visit tinagarrett.com to read Tina's glowing student testimonials.