Tina Ruark-Baker, to many known as "T" - is an up-and-coming self-taught abstract artist living in North Carolina. Tina and her amazing Husband moved from Long Island, NY, enjoying everything that Charlotte has to offer. For several years, Tina has been practicing all types of abstract expressions using acrylic and watercolor paints. Being self-taught, Tina has an incredible way of adapting new ideas, tools, and mediums to use in her work. She enjoys the play of layering and adding unique textures to her paintings. Tina also has an active part in working with local charities and always finds time to be creative.
“I love watching a piece come to life by using creative textures, layers, and colors… it’s ever-changing. In my art, I use acrylics, watercolors, glazes, brushes, and silicone catalyst wedge tools to create. I find inspiration in the playful lighting, transparency, and depths of layering. I’ve always been a creative person, being drawn to the visual aspects of art is captivating. I can honestly say that the best reward to creating art is seeing a face light up with wonder. Life is short, keep CREATING!”