Tina Garrett

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Tina Garrett

ARC Associate Living Master TM

22 artworks

American 21st Century Realist

Born 1974


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38 x 30 x 1.5 cms | 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 0 1/2 ins


Hell's Bell




44 x 30 x 1.5 cms | 17 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 0 1/2 ins





60 x 40 x 1.5 cms | 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 0 1/2 ins





30 x 24 x 0.5 cms | 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 0 ins






30 x 54 x 1.5 cms | 11 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 0 1/2 ins


The Transaction

1000 Pearls



36 x 24 x 0.5 cms | 14 x 9 1/4 x 0 ins





48 x 30 x 1.5 cms | 18 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 0 1/2 ins


Mid Summer Night's Dream



12 x 9 cms | 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 ins





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

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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


21 June 2020 to 26 June 2020

Painting The Portrait From Life Florence Studio in Florence, Italy

18 Borgo Santi Apostoli, Firenze, Toscana

1050 EUR

05 September 2020 to 07 September 2020

3-Day The Figure from Life at Terry Lee's Studio in Coeur d' Alene, ID

1506 W Lacey Ave, Hayden, Idaho

475 USD

ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett is excited to teach a 3-Day oil painting workshop at Terry Lee's Studio in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In this workshop Tina will demonstrate how to pose and light the model, design a composition that pulls the viewer in and create beautiful, believable flesh tones. Students will learn the critical understandings of value, edges and temperature along with the difference between mark making and rendering. The model will be lightly clothed or draped. 


27 May 2020 to 23 August 2020

AWA Making Their Mark 2020 Booth Museum Exhibition

501 N Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120

ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett, is holding her first ever solo oil painting show, "Pieces of Me” featuring an intimate look into the unbounded inspiration Tina finds in her wide range of subjects. Instead of dictating the meanings of her paintings with written narratives, a title, size, date and price is the only description Tina ever gives her collectors. The artist delights in the narrative stories provided by the viewers, and in doing so, mines insights into that viewers’ psyche. The opening reception is on March 1, 2019, 6-8 PM. Meet the artist, who will be visiting Utah, at the reception and enjoy refreshments and live music. Tina will be on Facebook live during the reception for those who cannot attend in person, but can attend virtually! The exhibition is on view from March 1 - 29, 2019 at the Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010.

16 April 2020 to 19 April 2020

The Art of the Portrait Conference Faculty

1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Tina is proud to be Faculty at the upcoming Art of the Portrait Confernce in Orlando.


03 August 2020 to 07 August 2020

The Flesh Tones Workshop in Netherlands at Dutch Atelier of Realist Art

17 Pascalstraat, ?2014 KZ , Haarlem, NH

980 EUR

All levels are welcome to this 5-Day Flesh Tones Workshop for Oil Painters with Art Renewal Center (ARC) Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett. Tina started oil painting in 2012 and shares with her students the practical methods she uses in her award-winning portraiture to help artists make the best paintings they have ever made. Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Purchase Prize winner, three-time Oil Painters of America Online Showcase awardee, an International Artist Magazine People & Figures Grand Prize winner, and a proud Cecelia Beaux Forum Mentor for the Portrait Society of America. Students who have struggled with creating accurate skin tones and painting flesh that looks alive and breathes will love this workshop!