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Tina Calle - Fine Artist

Tina Calle

Hickory, NC - United States








Tina Calle

Hickory, NC - United States

Tina Calle - Fine Artist

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August 17th, 2013







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About Tina Calle

About Me
I am a developing self-taught artist living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I got a late start because I joined the U.S. Navy and learned computers. I've been in software development ever since (24 years of software now). Halloween became my favorite holiday because I could be my most creative. In 2006, I tried oil painting at a weekend workshop. I wasn't very good but very interested. In 2010, I tried again. Still frustrated, I began looking for help close to my home. I became determined.

So I began painting in earnest January 2013. With the help of several professional painters in my area, I have enjoyed critiques to aid my emerging style. In 2014, I was accepted to work with a renouned wildlife painter with 35 years experience so that I can continue to improve. His 'distance apprenticeship' is a daily communication of tasks he assigns to me and a critique to continue my learning.

I love Direct painting. I like treading between realism and loose impressionism. I exaggerate color and contrast to reflect my fascination with a subject. Finishing a painting in one sitting is ideal. I may paint from life or paint from a combination of reference photographs with a limited palette to create my own work. I paint daily on my favorite medium- oil on hardboard.

I like to get outside to take photographs to bring back and paint. So I'm always looking for groups to join outside on weekends.

I respect every other artist’s unique flare and I embrace opportunities to try new ideas from his/her experiences.

When I started painting, I was told, “Paint what you love.” And I do, Cheers!

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Duncan by Tina Calle


Bright Light Kitty by Tina Calle


Passage by Tina Calle


Beach Baby by Tina Calle


Pears in Sunlight by Tina Calle


Ballet Troupe by Tina Calle


Surely Spring by Tina Calle


Garden Spot by Tina Calle


Winter Cardinals by Tina Calle


Snow Tubing by Tina Calle


Blue Glass and Berries by Tina Calle


Wee Three by Tina Calle


Sunflowers by Tina Calle


Happy Halloween by Tina Calle


Sunset on the Water by Tina Calle


Iris Impressions by Tina Calle


Kuranda Tree Frog by Tina Calle


Ballet by Tina Calle


Red Legs - Pass Christian Shrimp by Tina Calle


Pass Christian Shrimp Boat by Tina Calle


Frog by Tina Calle


Pass Christian Dock Crab by Tina Calle


Chorus Frog by Tina Calle


Bull Dog by Tina Calle


Chorus Frog on Dahlia by Tina Calle

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