Fearless by Tina Ripley

Curator’s Statement

FEARLESS; constructions by Tina Ripley

Tina Ripley makes art with the energy and zest of a third grader who has just discovered scissors, glue and the fact that paper tears into beautiful shapes and colors.  With passion, she franticly captures all this vibrant material and combines it into explosive colors and patterns.  She needs not to travel far for her materials; they consist of everyday scraps of paper, corrugated cardboard, plastic balls, wire, jars, and nails, all from home or nearby.  She experiments, jumps to conclusions and creates like a scientist who might be moments away from discovering the fountain of youth.

Fear?  Will humble common objects make acceptable art?  Is a ripped up paper scrap appropriate to use as an art material?…  HA!!!  Tina Ripley does not even consider these questions.  Like a wild woman, she boldly makes art that unpretentiously says, “Here I am.  I am colorful, fun, carefree and if you don’t like me… too bad!”

The result of this fearless voraciousness yields beautiful high energy abstract constructions that scream with stunning color, fun, patterns and bravado!

Artist Statement

“When you paint with integrity and focus on process, there are no mistakes.”

“Art speaks to the heart!  It is the CONNECTION we feel to the work that speaks to us.”

“Art should be affordable and everyone should own a piece.”

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Air

acrylic on paper

16″ x 21″

$260.

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Autumn Spiral

oil pastel

16.5″ x 22.5″

$245.

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Hope

mixed medium

12″ x 19″

$230.

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Look This Way

mixed medium

5″ x 7″

$55.

Nesting

Nesting

oil pastel

16.5″ x 22.5″

$245.

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Rebuilding

mixed media

24″ x 36″

$325.

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Sharing Moons

mixed media

12″ x 24″

$260.

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Tiny Fish

mixed media

5″ x 4″

$30.

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Untitled I

mixed media

16.5″ x 20.5″

$260.

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Untitled II

mixed media

6″ x 7″

$55.

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Winter Trees

oil pastel

16.5″ x 22.5″

$245.

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Wounded

mixed media

16.5″ x 15″

$230.

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