Tina is a native Charlestonian for whom the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as close to paradise as any place on earth.  Returning home after 30 years of a high-tech career that took her to Atlanta, Washington DC, and New Jersey as VP of Marketing for AT&T, Tina “rewired” from her all-consuming corporate life, focusing on art as her “encore career”.  She now spends her time painting oils and pastels of the Lowcountry she adores. Explaining her motivation to become a painter, Tina said “My grandparents owned a farm on Wadmalaw Island.  As a child, I built tree forts in moss-laden oaks, galloped my horse through pine forests, and played in the pluff mud of our marshes.  Capturing the essence of this unique landscape in my art is a way of recapturing the joys of my youth.”


Tina has studied oil and pastel painting in the Carolinas, France, Italy, and the Caribbean under numerous regionally and nationally known artists.  She is an Exhibiting Member of the Charleston Artist Guild and has served on its Board of Directors since 2009; she is also a member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild and on the Board of Trustees of the Middleton Place Foundation. A recovering workaholic, she is reveling in her “rewired” life.  Says Tina, “I’m testament to the fact that ‘you can go home again’, and that the post-career stage can be the most fulfilling!”