A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art. Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes. She cultivated her natural artistic talent and eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn by studying works of “the Impressionists” and today’s best master artists. Preferring plein air rather than working in the studio Bohlman is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, and Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado.
I’ve been an outdoor painter for most of my art career. Nothing compares for inspiration and capturing light and emotion. Plein Air requires strong technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude. As the light moves, moment by moment across the sky, every stroke must be without hesitation. It's a marathon race with the sun; spirited, emotional….and exhausting. I love it!"
With this dedicated attitude and her skills and talent, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field. In a career span of nearly 40 years, she has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and four Best in Show titles. Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.
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“While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be “in the moment…the now.”