Featured Artwork: Tina Bohlman
Spring in the Valley #2
16 x 20 in.
Dramatic light and shadow tells the story in this painting
Tina Bohlman has used her home state of Texas as both the inspiration and canvas for her art. A self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil mediums with intense dedication and an insatiable desire to paint.
Painting professionally over 40 years, Bohlman supplemented her independent study in workshops conducted by some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Roger Dale Brown, Jill Carver, and Andy Evanson. She’s a veteran of several competition plein air and “quick draw” events annually. In 2010, Ms. Bohlman was one of 32 artists invited to participate in Sedona Plein Air Festival (Arizona), and in 2015/ 2018, she was selected as a competition artist in Plein Air Easton (Maryland) – both top plein air evens in the nation.
A candid and open artist, studio visits are welcome anytime. Ms. Bohlman accepts commissions, conducts watercolor workshops and offers private lessons. Her work is collected worldwide with her originals in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.
I’ve been an artist all my life. Drawing with pencil and crayon as a child, I don’t remember learning the skill…the ability has just always been there I have a broad interest for subject matter but I’m drawn to architecture in the landscape, with preference to painting on location at every opportunity. Painting “En Plein air” with watercolor requires strong technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude. Mindful of weather and surrounding conditions, every stroke must be without hesitation. The artist’s challenge is to capture light, shadows, and shapes as the sun moves, moment by moment, across the sky.
It’s a marathon race with the sun…spirited, emotional, exhausting…and I love it
OPS – Outdoor Painters Society – Master Signature
WAOW – Women Artists of the West – Signature
AWA Associate With Distinction – American Women Artists
AOT – Artists of Texas – Master Signature
SWS – Southwest Watercolor Society
IPAP – International Plein Air Painters – Advisory Board, Signature
Most Recent Recognition:
1st Place – 2019 Paint Historic Waxahachie
2019 Award of Excellence -Women Artists of West National show
Award of Merit – 2019 Plein Air Southwest-Galveston TX
Art on the Square Gallery – Waxahachie, Texas
Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Rivers Edge Gallery-Kerrville, TX
Sandcastle Winery-Upstairs Gallery- Bucks County, PA.