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Contemporary Realism: Works from The Art Renewal Center

Tina Garrett


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12,000 - 18,000 USD

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Contemporary Realism: Works from The Art Renewal Center

Tina Garrett

b. 1974


signed Tina Garrett (lower left); signed Tina Garrett and titled (on the overlap)

oil on lead primed canvas, in artist frame

52 by 32 in.

132.1 by 81.3 cm.

Executed in 2021.

Courtesy the artist and Art Renewal Center

Tina Garrett is a preeminent international artist celebrated for combining dramatic lighting and atmospheric effects to create haunting, mysterious, and emotionally-charged canvases.

Garrett holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Visual Communication from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. A highly skilled figurative painter recognized as an Art Renewal Center Living Master (ARCLM), she recently received a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society. From 2017 to 2021, she worked as a State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. Today, she continues to be a mentor for the PSoA Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program.

Garrett has trained in the “Selective Start Method," advanced by artist and author Richard Schmid in Alla Prima. In 2020, she was inducted as a Putney Painter, an artist collective established by Schmid. Over the course of her career, Garrett has also studied under the tutelage of artists Romel de la Torre, Casey Baugh, Aaron Westerberg, Jeremy Lipking, Dennis Perrin, Michelle Dunaway, Stanka Kordic, Kathy Anderson, and Daniel Keys. She has participated in exhibitions around the world, including the 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition at Sotheby’s New York and ARC Salon Exhibitions at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) (Barcelona) and the Salmagundi Club (New York City). Garrett’s painting Bravado was exhibited at Sotheby’s New York in July 2021, where it was sold in the auction “Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works”. Her works were also included in notable group exhibitions, for example, Figurativas and Mod Portrait at MEAM; Oil Painters of America National Exhibition at Cutter & Cutter Galleries (Florida); Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition; American Women Artists Making Their Mark at the Booth Museum of Western Art; Women Artists of the West National at the Museum of Western Art; American Miniatures Show at Settlers West Galleries (Tucson, AZ); Urban Aspect Exhibition at Principle Gallery; and Go Wild! at Gormley’s Galleries (Belfast and Dublin, Ireland). In the past decade, she has been awarded three International ARC Salon Purchase Awards; Women Artists of the West National Exhibition Best of Show and First Prize Awards; Oil Painters of America Online Showcase First and Third Prizes; Portrait Society of America Select 50 and 7th Honorable Mention; National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Awards of Excellence, Second Prize; People’s Choice and Most Innovative Awards; and the International Artist Magazine People and Figures Grand Prize Winner, among others.

Garrett has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including International Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and PoetsArtists Magazine, Kansas City NBC and CBS affiliate stations, and various podcasts. Garrett is a contributing writer for Fine Art Views, the Oil Painters of America Blog, and the Art Renewal Center ARChives. She continues to teach oil painting in the United States and abroad, including past workshops at Scottsdale Artists’ School, Denver Art Students League, Village Arts of Putney, Hull Art Academy (Dallas), the Women of The Arts Club (Fort Worth), Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, Atelier Protégé Alabama, The Florence Studio (Italy), Dutch Atelier of Realist Art (Netherlands), and Rosemary & Co. Brushes Workshops (Yorkshire). Garrett is also sponsored by Rosemary & Co. Brushes, which produces the Tina Garrett Brush Set. She is a Gamblin Colors Dedicated Workshop Instructor, and since 2017, provides her own monthly, paid mentorship program to artists in six countries, offering critiques, training in painting and drawing, and artistic and career development. 

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation, founded in 1999, and dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of representational art and training techniques. ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for atelier and academy schools that focus on skill-based art methods, like those practiced by the Old Masters, while also incorporating modern day necessities, ensuring that the curriculum and quality of teacher and student’s work meet its strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The Art Renewal Center also holds the largest competition in the world dedicated to representational art, with its last competition receiving 5,000 entries from 83 countries and spanning six continents, with over 40 jurors, 11 categories, and over 180 awards and honorable mentions. Through partnerships with prestigious magazines, museums, and galleries, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence, the competition offers unique opportunities to representational artists around the globe. This past July, the 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition, which encompassed close to 100 works, debuted at Sotheby’s New York. A selection of 28 works from the show were auctioned in “Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works,” hosted on The show was extended through the holidays due to its popularity and high attendance rates. After the successful exhibition and sale at Sotheby’s New York, Sotheby’s is pleased to offer a selection of new works executed in a similar style in cooperation with the Art Renewal Center. 

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center also hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art and includes works by Old Masters, 19th-century artists, 21st-century artists, as well as articles, letters, and other online resources. The ARC works with other like-minded organizations, artist groups, museums, schools, and publications, to provide a central news hub for the 21st Century Representational Art Movement.