Tina Bradley Gain
Visionary Artist and Creative
Tina Bradley Gain resides in "The Valley" of the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. As a child, Tina found immense pleasure in painting and drawing. This recreational activity soon blossomed into a hobby. Her passion and interest in art grew. She would go on to explore different mediums, and decided to turn her passion for art into a profession in 2013. Since then, she has continued focusing on turning this creative hobby into a passionate career.
Her inspiration is drawn from her surroundings and everyday life. Being an admirer of Mother Nature, Tina loves spending time outdoors. Many of her paintings are a result of her outdoor ventures, whether she is walking in the woods of Pennsylvania or on the beautiful beaches of the Oregon Coast.
Tina worked as a nurse in women’s healthcare and previously practiced as a Certified Nurse Midwife. It was through working closely with women, that Tina observed their strength, courage, compassion and vulnerability…especially during their pregnancy and birth. These women have inspired her to interpret and depict the many facets of women throughout their lifespan.
She believes women are the gatekeepers of society, who influence change to benefit communities and the world. With this belief, Tina initiated a Community Canvas Project with the intention of creating connection through community. The first community canvas was successfully launched in 2015 to create a means for nurses to decrease stress and provide an outlet for non-verbal expression relative to their experiences as a caregiver facilitating “healing the healer.” Tina’s future plans include continuing community canvas projects and offering workshops focusing on specific topics that will facilitate individual and community healing.
Tina has experimented with several mediums, such as acrylics, oils, and watercolor, allowing her to choose a medium that will accurately reflect the vision she wishes to create on canvas or paper. Her process begins with the intention of capturing color, light, movement and emotion. Having the freedom to express herself with all mediums has allowed her work to evolve through her own personal experience. She strives to improve her craft with every new painting she creates.
Tina is primarily a mixed-media painter, learning many techniques from artists Michael Wood and Shiloh Sophia. Several of her seascapes have been displayed in Florence, Oregon and she has sold commissioned works depicting women, seascapes and pet portraits.