Tina Monod is an emerging artist and a landscape painter. She is inspired by valleys and oceans, lakes and mountains in Canada. Her Canadian landscapes are vibrant in nature. Her style is both impressionistic and expressionistic in how she captures light and layers with colour. She is a member of Art in Canada, Artists in Canada, the Artist’s Network, East Central Ontario Art Association, Federation of Canadian Artists, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Oshawa Art Association, Pineridge Arts Council, the Society of Canadian Artists, Station Gallery and The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery.
Born in Kelowna, British Columbia Tina Monod chose to pursue her art education in Victoria with a visual arts degree. Monod is a graduate from the University of Victoria with a B.F.A. Honours. She also attended the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA founded by Dale Chihuly. Tina began her career as a freelance animator, graphic illustrator, digital marketer and web graphic designer. Creativity and connecting with the outdoors is her passion. She enjoys photographing nature on her walks and these photos become her paintings. Naturally she spends equal time in the digital world of advertising and design.
Painting a Monod Family Tradition
Painting is a family tradition for Monod with a mother was a photographer, bronze artist and marble sculptor. Her father was a jazz musician. Her grandfather Jack A. Monod was an architect, watercolorist and museum curator in Barcelona. He even has some pieces in the archives of the Geneva Museum of Art and History. Like Jack, Tina loves being outside and painting “en plein air” with a very similar eye for capturing the same outdoor scenes and locations. Even an identical style of sketching shows through, which is interesting in that the two never met. Some traits are uniquely inherited or must be in the DNA. All of this is a pleasant surprise and connection, which makes her smile often… while she paints her landscapes.