“I am mostly self taught, but enjoy taking workshops with other artists to learn and continue growing as an artist and teacher. This past year, my paintings incorporated watercolours with water-soluble pens, batik and using rice paper in replacement of watercolour paper. This new approach allowed me to grow as an artist and discover new ways to display my art. My Hanover Art Studio provides a great atmosphere to teach workshops.
My paintings are on exhibit and sale in local business establishments in the Hanover and Walkerton area. Private commissions always welcome!”
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Tina Concetta Revie has been developing her artistic talent since childhood. Painting has always been a passion throughout the years, but it wasn’t until 2004 that Tina was able to pursue her passion on a full time basis. Her formal training has included the Dundas Valley School of Art where she completed her Certificate Level in 2010.
Much of her inspiration today comes from the rural settings of the Grey Bruce region and her home, which is surrounded by woodlands, wetlands and wildlife. Tina’s paintings are a process of exploration and self-expression, always evolving and taking new directions. Her work is a direct response to the colour, form and beauty in the nature that surrounds her. She paints primarily in acrylic working in a colourful and sometimes whimsical style. Her painting style has been influenced by the Group of Seven and in particular the art of Tom Thomson. Her personal photography plays a part in the content and design of her work when she is not painting from life.
Z’Anne’s passionate goal as an artist is to honour the ideas of transparency and exactness, whether painting in watercolour or in oil. To achieve depth and glow in her work, she has recently been working in the Renaissance technique of multiple glazes, her subject matter ranging from portraiture to complex depictions of water and forest. Our Saugeen Watershed is a constant source of inspiration.
Whatever the subject, the perennial challenge is that of creating a unified and “painterly” canvas, while giving each important element its due. Hard work, but joyful, like the company of other artists.