Tina Corrales-Mader BIO Tina Corrales-Mader is an American artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She began her love of visual arts at a very young age mesmerized by Mexican folk art. Growing up, Tina realized that colors, shapes, music, and creativity is necessity and it must all be embraced in any form. Tina graduated from The Art Institute of Los Angeles with a BFA in Graphic Design 2005. She worked as an Illustrator and Designer for a Japanese American Publishing Company, Tokyopop. Tina participated in group art shows in Los Angeles, CA while working as a Graphic Designer. She eventually moved to Dusseldorf, Germany where she began to study millinery design. Tina founded a small bridal millinery business (Velvet Owl Bridal) in 2009 and participated in group art shows in Berlin as well. She returned to the US with her husband and young family in 2013, and has slowly been reviving her love for painting and visual arts. Her work is described as Figurative art with beams of classical techniques coupled with raw details. She uses a wide variety of mediums including acrylic, pen and ink, watercolors, pressed flowers, metallics, and gold leaf. She paints on canvas, wood panel, sheet metal, and paper. Statement There truly is beauty in almost everything. It's so easy to get wrapped up in a busy tangle of everyday life. Stopping and simply breathing is not enough. Seeing, touching, and feeling your days make life what it should be.