Inspiration

Tina Gleave

Tina Gleave has been a lifetime artist, but only recently found her true "Art Passion" in Silk Painting. She lives in Northern California with her family. She studied Art Therapy in college, but ultimately earned her Business Degree. She is constantly asking questions, pushing boundaries and bringing to life the world around her through silk. Gleave's work has been exhibited throughout Northern California, Oregon, New Mexico and collected worldwide.

Tina has also created a Non Profit Program called Art Work! The program enters into the Middle School and High School campuses through an after school program. Art Work! instructors aim to teach youth Silk Painting by providing hands on instruction and demonstrations. The instructors then provide the youth with guidance on selling their art through business models and marketing strategies. This all-encompassing program of art education and business modeling, aims to enter into low income and under developed areas where youth can be empowered and see the immediate results of their positive actions. Through art, the youth can take control of their future!

Tina's website is http://www.silksquirrel.com/