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Tina Kraft

Tina Kraft

Artist Statement

I make most of my paintings from observation. I spend time looking at great works of art from the past to learn from and also to have a dialogue with as I paint. Things like divisions in the canvas, rhythms and a way of describing a place, inform my own work. When I paint, I am responding sensitively to the color, shape and tone I see. The marks I put down begin to have a relationship with the previous marks. All this has to be considered as I progress in the painting. I am interested in the likeness and presence of my motif. If I am successful, the painting gives the viewer a feeling of authenticity, a truth in its DNA.