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I am a San Francisco-based artist, working in a variety of mediums and styles, from oil painting to charcoal drawing to realistic portraiture.

My latest interest is Papercut Art, an ancient yet modern art form that is generating a good deal of attention among art lovers, designers, and interior decorators.

Here is a brief description of my work: I draw and hand cut each image from a single sheet of paper, then display it on beautiful, handmade Indian cotton rag paper. I sign and date each piece, then mount it on a sturdy 11”x14” black mat. The finished artwork is then placed in an archival cellophane sleeve or inside a black wood frame with a glass front. Each piece includes a certificate of authenticity and a description of the art form.

Making a papercut requires a lot of precision and atte…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 25
  • Joined December 7, 2007

Favorite materials

paper, charcoal, acrylic

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About

I am a San Francisco-based artist, working in a variety of mediums and styles, from oil painting to charcoal drawing to realistic portraiture.

My latest interest is Papercut Art, an ancient yet modern art form that is generating a good deal of attention among art lovers, designers, and interior decorators.

Here is a brief description of my work: I draw and hand cut each image from a single sheet of paper, then display it on beautiful, handmade Indian cotton rag paper. I sign and date each piece, then mount it on a sturdy 11”x14” black mat. The finished artwork is then placed in an archival cellophane sleeve or inside a black wood frame with a glass front. Each piece includes a certificate of authenticity and a description of the art form.

Making a papercut requires a lot of precision and attention to detail. I like the female shape and I like the sense of movement, and I use that a lot in my papercut art. I think what attracts me to papercut is very much the sense of building something, a sense of sculpting, the clean cut aspect of it and the immediate result. Making papercut art feels natural to me. I have good control of my hand and the paper, and have a clear vision of what the image or shape should be. I'm rarely disappointed with the final result. It's truly magic. I think that the most important thing I'm trying to achieve in my creations is the sense of freedom. The sense of a free spirit, of movement, of passion for life, nature and for ones art.

My favorite piece is Being Isadora - Isadora Duncan. It is one of the first pieces I did and I love how graceful she is. She is somehow at the same time humble and proud and very contemporary, even though she appears almost Grecian. She is a woman for all ages.

To see my artwork please visit my shop on Etsy where I sell my Papercuts & Jewelry:
http://www.tinatarnoff.etsy.com

And my second shop where you can find my Paintings:
http://www.tinatarnoff2.etsy.com

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