Artists > Tina Newlove >
back to Post-it Notes, Forget-me-nots, Skeletons



Tina Newlove has been working as a professional artist since 1996 when she graduated with distinction from the Honours Fine Art program at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario .

Since 1993 Tina's paintings have been accepted into over seventy juried exhibitions both nationally and internationally as well as receiving awards within the exhibitions. At the Women Made Gallery in Chicago IL , Tina's image "Mocker" was chosen for use on the invitation for the Women, Trauma & Visual Expression exhibition. Artists from Canada , the US , Israel , Europe and South America were represented in this show. In Januarym 2005 Tina received the "Frank Faubert Memorial Award for Art" which is also a purchase award by the City of Toronto for their permanent collection. This February the Las Vegas Arts Council ( New Mexico ) presented Tina with an Honourable Mention for her painting Transparent Women: Prophetess, Muse, Grace.

At 24, Tina was the youngest person invited to join the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. Once a year The Arts & Letters Club honours an artist by asking them to produce an elaborate manuscript naming the members of the Club's Officers and Executive. Tina was commissioned in 1998 to create this manuscript for their historical collection.

Tina's personal motivation and commitment to her painting practice includes the study of and research into tools, materials and techniques. She keeps exploring and searching out new ways to communicate her thoughts and feelings through her paintings as well as sharing her insights and technical skills with the many people she has taught in her classes over the last 10 years.

Art organizations in which Tina is a member include The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, The Society of Canadian Artists, Fine Arts Society of Milton, CARFAC Ontario and Visual Arts Ontario.



My new work explores memories, moments and the cycles found in everyday living. The abstracts explore the patterns and sounds of the city, the park and my house. The post-it notes tend to be quick thoughts, quiet moments and things to remember. I paint mainly in oils on wood, canvas and paper. I assemble pieces with stitching (which binds my thoughts together), silver leaf (because it tarnishes), gold leaf (because it doesn't), dictionaries, wood, bronze and fabric. The weave in the fan, the stitching on the organ, the bowl of apples, the steady chug of the dishwasher and Tekno music thumping away in the background all contribute to my art-making practice. While I cherish the beautiful, the delicate, the detailed, the organic and the non-violent, I often paint my experience with violence, despair, the poor and the war-torn.




McMaster University , BA Honours Fine Arts (Graduated with Distinction)

Exhibitions & Awards

urors Choice Award, John Sommer Juried Art Show, Georgetown ON

Sponsors' Choice Award, John Sommer Juried Art Show, Georgetown ON

Group Exhibition Invitational, The Seven Deadly Sins, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville ON

Honorable Mention, Faces Of Woman, Las Vegas Arts Council , New Mexico USA

2006 Solo Exhibitions

Post-it-Notes, Forget-me–notes, Skeletons & Quiet Spots, Leonardo Gallery Toronto ON

2005 Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibition, Leonardo Gallery, Toronto ON

Group Exhibition, University Club, Toronto ON

Joint Exhibition, Thought Clouds & Silver Lining, Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto ON

Frank Faubert Memorial Award for Art & City of Toronto Purchase Award,

Fragments 20th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Scarborough Arts Council, Toronto ON

Group Exhibition, Woman & Her Destiny, Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto ON

2004 Joint Exhibition, the quality of being fishy, Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto

Solo Exhibition, Definitions, Leonardo Gallery , Forest Hill, Toronto ON

Group Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists, Heliconian Hall, Toronto ON

2003 Group Exhibition, Supernumerary, The Fanny Larouche Artspace, Toronto ON

Society of Canadian Artists Members Exhibition, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto ON

Solo Exhibition, Escaped Ideas Caught, The Arts & Letters Club, Toronto ON

Shirley Al Design Award, Insights 2003, Wellington County Museum , Fergus ON

Joint Exhibition, A Forest of Ideas , The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON

2002 Solo Exhibition, Le Commensal, Toronto ON

Private Collection Exhibition, Georgetown Cultural Centre, Georgetown ON

2001 Solo Exhibition, Una Mas, Toronto ON

Solo Exhibition, Characters in a Forest of Singular Ideas, Studio/Gallery, Campbellville ON

2000 Sun Art Award, Insights, Wellington County Museum , Fergus ON

1999 Honorable Mention, Woolfitts Miniature Exhibition, Toronto ON

Art Committee Exhibition, The Arts & Letters Club, Toronto ON

1997 Best of Show Award, 1st Annual Milton Arts Festival, Milton ON

The Elora Mill Award, Insights, Wellington County Museum , Fergus O

1996 First Place Award, 9th Annual Miniature Show & Sale, Gibson Gallery, London ON

Group Exhibition, The Exhibitionists, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton ON

Art Organization Memberships

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto

The Society of Canadian Artists

Fine Arts Society of Milton

CARFAC Ontario

Visual Arts Ontario

Additional Information

1999 2006 Private & Group Instructor

Art Instructor, Guelph School of Art , Guelph ON

1998 2006 Performance Art

UNICEF Benefit with Vanessa Redgrave, Pristina Kosovo

WARCHILD Benefit Concerts, Toronto ON , Winnipeg MB , Quebec City PQ

Tribe of One Productions, Touring Shows, Canada , United States , UK

Various DJ Parties, Ontario