Martina Nichols, Portage,Indiana Member Since December 2006 Artist Statement Arts and Crafts have always been a big part of Tina Nichols' life. At an early age her grandmother introduced her to various art forms and taught her to look at nature in a special way. She has always liked to work with natural materials and has enjoyed drawing and painting ever since she can remember.
Her favorite medium is painting with acrylics, water colors and graphite pencils. With the advancements in technology she has also discovered digital art and has created mouse drawn paintings with her computer. Her popular "Tinibaybeez" have been sold to collectors in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.
Besides her love for painting she also likes to sculpt, knit, crochet, sew and design unique crafts which she offers for sale online. She is also a professional dog groomer which has inspired her delightful dog art.
Tina Nichols lives in Indiana with her husband and two beautiful children, her Black Labrador Retriever and her cat.
She was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1986.