My work is not an exact representation of the landscape. My paintings are meant to capture the emotions and thoughts that the landscape invoke in me, My intent in my work is to create a reverence for the landscape, the Earth, and a consciousness that feeds us physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Van Tuinen’s career has spanned 40+ years as a painter, printmaker, teacher and art advocate. Her vision and innovative use of materials has been recognized by private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She was invited to the Florence Biennale in 2004 and selected for Art in Embassy 2009-2011 and 2016. Her work was recently published in the 100 Artists of the Northwest and included in the Seattle Art Fair, Miami Basel and NYC Red Dot, Palm Spring International, Affordable Art Fairs in NYC and Miami and Prints Fairs in NYC and Boston.
Recent collaborations with Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs produced new prints that are a combination of watercolor monotypes and solar etching plates. These complex prints are shown by Oehme Graphic at the Washington DC, Boston, NYC and Minneapolis Print Fairs and by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver, Petley Jones in Vancouver BC and Butters Gallery in Portland.