Tina Palmer grew up in a creative environment. Originally from Dublin, a small town in southwest Virginia, Palmer was raised watching her father while he painted and sketched. In high school, she competed in various contests, displayed in juried shows, and pursued graphic design and art history in college.
Palmer composes her watercolor and acrylic paintings often focusing on still life and landscape as her subject matter. In all of her creations, she draws upon her past for inspiration. Often painting the rural landscapes of her childhood home, Palmer uses a layered glazing and acrylic mixture on canvas to complete a textured finish.
The drama that Tina Palmer paints in her landscapes creates a 'mood' through a combination of bold color and contrast. Her canvases are overflowing with vivid colors and are confidently drawn with an abstract perspective.