This Month’s Featured Artist – Tina Persons
Tina grew up in Hawaii and spent summers in Colorado. She currently resides in downtown Newnan. Her art medium is acrylics, and she paints both realism and folk art. “My Mother is a wonderful artist,” Tina says, “so I grew up with a love of arts and crafts of all kinds. As a child, weekends were spent making candles, pottery, and also painting, and drawing.”
In 12th grade, Tina had a marvelous teacher, Mrs. King, who influenced her love of art even more. In college, she took every art class she could, including painting, pottery, and sculpting. For as long as she can remember, she has loved art. Tina is
interested in teaching a Family History Heirlooms class and a Beginner Jewelry Making class.
Tina has been a member of NCAA for three years. She has given very generously her time and talent in support of NCAA events and other collaborative efforts in the art community. She also belongs to a photography club, hiking club, and a knitting group.
In 2016, her painting “Still Life” was chosen for Top Ten recognition at the NCAA Juried Member Art Exhibit. It was the first Art Show she had ever entered, and she was thrilled to have been juried in and her work recognized amongst the best. “My philosophy is that anyone can be an artist. Art is an expression of who you are and what you feel, and the most wonderful thing about art is… there is really no wrong way to express yourself in art… so, there is no wrong art!” She goes on to say, “No one should measure themselves against anyone else — only against what they aspire to accomplish and getting better at doing that.”