I'm an artist residing in Kentucky who has created and sold abstract art for over 15 years now. I use many different mediums including acrylic, ink, charcoal, oil pastels, watercolors, and oilsticks. I'm not strictly a brush and canvas kind of gal either. I also use my fingers, crumpled cloths, and sticks to apply various mediums.
I adore and am influenced by Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, graffiti artists, Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Wayne Thiebaud, the Pacific Northwest, and Vincent van Gogh. I have taken university level art courses in drawing and painting and received my B.A. in Art History in 1998 from The Evergreen State College. However, even with all of my education, I still create what I responded to as a little girl - images with vivid colors, funky shapes and lots of texture.
Almost all of my pieces are created while listening to music. I like to convey the colors, movement, and textures that I feel while listening to various types of music. My work is also based on emotional responses to current social and political issues. My most recent pieces have focused on two key elements: highly saturated colors and movement.
I currently have work in private collections in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, Russia, Australia, and Japan.
All images are copyrighted © by Tina Carroll. The use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from myself, the artist, is obtained.