About The Artist

Tina Newlove continues to be recognized by curators and jurors as an artist who is making a significant contribution to the cultural life of Canada.The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto founded by members of the Group of Seven commissioned Tina to create the annual 1998/99 Executive List.  Her abstract oil painting titled Organizing my Mind is in the City of Toronto’s permanent collection. In 2011 Newlove received a First Place Award for her bronze sculpture A Song Grew Through My Rib Cage from Lakeshore Arts and in 2010 an Award of Merit for her painting Step Lightly at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. In 2008 Tina’s sponsors for her PROTECTION exhibition at the Latcham Gallery included Bruce Cockburn and the Ontario Arts Council. Tina Newlove is a founding member of Tribe of One, a Canadian Performance Collective that fuses the soul of Indigenous folk-funk rock with English, French, First Nation and Metis, singers, dancers, painters and musicians. In 2014 Tina has received an exhibition assistance grant for her solo show Nervous Wait from the Ontario Arts Council  and was recommended by the Art Gallery of Burlington.

“‘Tina’s’ motivation is similar to the driving force of James Joyce who would not allow knowledge to be simply intellectual, but included scent, taste and touch to illustrate the essence of his writing. Painting and drawing results from an awakened imagination. …. Tina seeks to reach the unseen. “

David F. Ritchie FRSA

Founder & President, Ritchie Fine Art Auctions

 

“Tina is a dynamic and exceptionally creative young woman. Her artwork has been featured at several of our fundraising events and we continue to be impressed by her exceptional talent and humanitarian spirit.”

Samatha Nutt, MD
MSc, FRCP(C)  Executive DirectorWar Child Canada

 

“Organizing My Mind, a beautiful and engaging painting, is a welcome addition to the City’s art collection. Newlove has created a visually stunning and accomplished work of art through colour, composition and presentation.”

Pamela Wachna
Coordinator, Collections & Outreach, City of Toronto

 

“Tina’s study of and research into tools, materials and techniques has served her admirably in bringing a remarkable mystical quality to work that might well help to heal a world in great pain.”

Julian Mulock

Artist, President of Arts & Letters Club Toronto