Welcome to the Fabric Artist

Tina is a photography and textile artist from Germany, living in NZ since 2007.
Her passion to capture the light with a camera started early in life. With her first own money she bought a SLR camera as a teenager.

 Much later she swapped to digital cameras, and in 2014 she studied Digital Photography. Her love for working with textiles began when she took evening courses in silk painting and batik while pursuing a career as Pharmacy Technician. 

 In 2010, a few years after moving to Whanganui with her family of five, she attended Ucol’s summer school at the Quay School of the Arts to learn a felt making technique called nuno-felting which involves the use of fabric, mainly silk or cotton, in the work.

Since 2016, she is working full time as an artist in her home-studio with a focus on felt making using natural or dyed NZ wool fibre as well as other animal and plant fibres, alongside her pursuit of silk painting, batik and digital photography.

In the last two years her art concentrated on immersing herself into her immediate environment to find inspiration, mainly in her garden and during long walks at the beach. She started to use the plants and flowers from her garden to dye silk fabric and felted wool with a technique that is called eco-printing. 
This process adds very organic colours and patterns to the art works.
 Plants and flowers also became the main motifs in her photographs along with beach and ocean scenes which are also reflected in her felt works.