ttarvin

Curriculum Vitae

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Biography

b. 1954, Cincinnati, Ohio

Artist Statement

Lifelong accumulation of coloring, doodling, drawing, and painting has lead me to a vocation for oil painting. On canvas, perception and intuition guide my brush and everything else is set aside for that moment allowing hand and mind to collaborate through careful observation. From euphoric expression found at first glance to demonstrating innate ability free of preconceptions, I strive to capture intrinsic beauty mostly in figurative and portrait art and pursue alla prima painting for its expressive and spontaneous qualities.

Education

  • 2014, 2015 - Chuck Marshall, Painting Instruction
  • 2014 - John Michael Carter, Portrait Workshop
  • 2014 - Mary Pettis, Plein Air Workshop
  • 2013 - David Mueller, Atelier Instruction
  • 1973-1975 - Central Academy of Commercial Art, Art Instruction

Awards

  • 2017 - Board Of Directors Award, ViewPoint 49
  • 2016 - Second Place, Sketch Group Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club

Group Exhibitions

  • 2013-2017 - Signature Member Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club
  • 2013-2016 - Sketch Group Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club
  • 2017 - Critique Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club
  • 2015 - Ryland Paint Out, Ryland Heights KY
  • 2014 - OPA Paint Out, Cincinnati OH
  • 2013 - Associate Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club

Juried Exhibitions

  • 2017 - Finalist, ViewPoint National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati OH
  • 2014 - Finalist, ViewPoint National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati OH
  • 2013 - Finalist, ViewPoint National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati OH

Professional Experience

  • VP Director of Creative Services, Frontgate, Cincinnati OH
  • Creative Consultant, Tom Tarvin Design, Cincinnati OH
  • Creative Principal, Frontgate, Cincinnati OH
  • Sr Art Director, Sive/Young & Rubicam, Cincinnati OH
  • Art Director, Leo Burnett Co, Chicago IL
  • Art Director, Northlich Stolley, Cincinnati OH

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Art Club