Tina Sue Norris, CDA, TDA, a nationally
recognized decorative painter, has a talent not
only for creating packets of charming designs that others can paint, but
also for teaching
technique and theory in a way that inspires all who attend her classes.
Tina studied art at Kent University and independently with various
decorative artists. She
previously owned two craft stores and has published articles in a variety
An annual series of her paintings appears on nationally distributed tins.
Tina teaches and lectures at national trade shows and for organizations and
associations. If your group would like Tina to teach a workshop or
series, please call or
write for more information.
Tina says, "Develop a taste for the untried and remember that every person
today started out as a beginner. It doesn't matter what your skill
level, as long as you are
open to learning. Being a beginner includes the exhilarating feeling
of possible discovery.
It takes courage and it doesn't happen instantly, but learning cultivates
creativity, and the
"Creativity is a basic part of our humanity and
exists in endless supply in all of us. We
need to be aware of its existence; then we can decide how to use it.
Painting is just one
means to be creative. The process is the best part; the product is a
side benefit. Most
of us lose our artistic urges along the path of life. Decorative painting
helps many people
regain the joy we felt as uninhibited kids, when it was OK to have fun
with art. To me it is more than a way of doing things, its a way of
at the Following Conventions:
Society of Decorative Painters (SDP)
Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)
National Audubon Society
Heart of Ohio Tole Inc.
Las Vegas Creative Painting Convention