Tina Palmer (US)
6-19 Sept., 2017. Opening: Wed., Sept., 6, 6-8 pm.
There is no right or wrong in creativity. The key, as an artist, is to not let what others say get into your head -to think you should be doing this or that, or that maybe you're doing it wrong. None of that matters! What matters is a desire to create and put thought onto a canvas and at the end, to be pleased with the work, and then starting another. What matters is to like what you do and likeminded people will follow your work. I recently heard a story of a grade school girl in her art class drawing and the teacher asked her who was she drawing? She replied... I'm drawing God. The teacher said -well no one really knows what God looks like- and the girl said... they will in a few minutes. This is the hardest part of growing up, trying to keep your own creativity as an artist.
Palmer paints with passion -sometimes with depth, at times with whimsy and humor- and always with a longing in her pursuit of an emotion or mood. Her interpretations of landscapes, snowscapes, beaches and boats, rainy day scenes and iconic people and places have drawn collectors across the US for the past 17 years.
Born in Virginia, Palmer had a natural interest in painting from an early childhood and watching her father paint and draw always got her attention. She studied graphic design in the era before computer aided design was mainstream and most designs were hand rendered. In her international debut at the IDB Staff Association Art Gallery, Palmer features over 15 new pieces and showcases a spectrum of her works in various sizes and styles.