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Tine Kirkland Graham

Tine Kirkland Graham

Tine paints large colorful painting of beach scenes, boats, houses, people, dogs or anything near the water. Her paintings are all different, happy, and full of musical meaning.
Tine is well known for her dog portraits and has written several books with her commissioned dog creations and corny poetry. Tine paints with brilliant, potent colors; brushes with strength and life…the painted images are intended to dance and sway with rhythmic color and emotion in celebration of life as a joyous occasion.

Artist Statement

I grew up surrounded by water, every summer we would rent either a different house or the same on, depending if all the children behaved. At the New Jersey Shore we lived on the beach listening to the crashing waves collecting blue glass and shells, horse shoe crabs were big then. No sun tan lotion except skol. We burned, blistered and thrived riding the waves on our mattress.
Late in life I started painting. Started with pastel portraits of children, did them as Christmas gifts and my friends liked what I created, went to different schools and local fairs, and painted children on the spot…loved it…painting dogs came later in my life. I was not really a dog lover, but, because of all the wonderful dogs and owners I began to love painting dogs, cats, horse. Felt their soul through their eyes.
Look at my work as you would listen to music…feel the colors, hear the sounds, move with the wind, sing out loud to celebrate life with me and you will understand why “rich with color, Tine’s paintings express her joyous attitude towards life”. Painting is a fun and glorious experience for me…I try to make it colorful, beautiful, full of feeling and emotion. I hope you see the joy and delight in my work. Still being alive is all I need to create, my life is full. The only statement an artist can make about her work is the work itself. My work is about life itself…with a touch of humor.