“Light Revealed” is the organic evolution of my previous work into a new flowing form. In these pieces, I have opened up my relationship with paint and canvas, allowing myself a greater freedom to explore the movement and the sensual aspects of my work.
Van Tuinen’s career has spanned 40+ years as a painter, printmaker, teacher and art advocate. Her vision and innovative use of materials has been recognized by private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She was invited to the Florence Biennale in 2004 and selected for Art in Embassy 2009-2011 and 2016. Her work was recently published in the 100 Artists of the Northwest and included in the Seattle Art Fair, Miami Basel and NYC Red Dot, Palm Spring International, Affordable Art Fairs in NYC and Miami and Prints Fairs in NYC and Boston.
Her collaborations with Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs produced new prints that are a combination of watercolor monotypes and solar etching plates. These complex prints are shown by Oehme Graphic at the Washington DC, Boston, NYC and Minneapolis Print Fairs and by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver, Petley-Jones in Vancouver BC and Butters Gallery in Portland. Steidel Fine Arts in London and Austin will be showing Van Tuinen’s work in 2017. The London gallery will collaborate with her on a show at the Hampstead AFF show in May, 2017.