Online hackers, what a vile way to make a living ~

As luck would have it my Tina Steele Lindsey (dot) com website was hacked again.  Headings and links from my website are being redirected to pharmaceutical websites.  It is disturbing others make their living by hacking websites, it is a dark level to operate in. 
I built my website on a WordPress platform years ago, and this was the third time to be hacked, so enough of WordPress for me.  Until I decide on which platform I want to build a new site upon I will be posting here and Instagram.  Just know I do not sell pharmaceuticals.
On a positive note, bless the beasts and the children for their unconditional love!  
These little oil paintings were a joy to do, and I hope you enjoy them.
Stay in the light, be well, be happy.


Some Old Friends End Up in Unexpected Places, in Unexpected Ways

The afternoon of April 23rd was pretty much a typical afternoon for me, I generally take a break and sit for a few minutes with a cup of coffee and peruse the internet.  I came across a Chattic interview with Nicole Sawyer and  Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, titled "Learn How to Pair Timeless Treasures with Modern Designs."  Toma is owner of the world's largest antique touring company, with antique tours in England, France, Thailand, Cambodia, Italy, Myanmar, Sweden, Denmark, Vietnam, Germany, Indonesia, Belgium, Laos, and United States.  The interview was charming, informative and quite enjoyable, so I found myself all caught up in it and loving the lively exchange between Nicole and Toma, then Andrew Ford, when up popped the image of a painting I did years ago when the subject came to mixing art and antiques.  The last I saw of that painting was when it was being placed in a crate headed to Las Vegas! I hadn't thought of that painting in eons!  Well that was fun and totally unexpected!

If you love antiques, and want to watch this wonderful short video I am including it below, it is a lot of fun, and you can learn about a new app coming soon which teaches you how to value vintage and antique treasures from those in the know! 

Toma Clark Haines "What I like is when you take a Renaissance piece and then mix it in a room.  Throw in an Eames chair.  Throw in a grand master painting simultaneously, that's what works with antiques."

Andrew Ford, Ford Art & Antiques, Inc. : "I would agree, and that is a lot of what you are seeing in design magazines these days.  And maybe an 18th century commode with a more contemporary painting..."

... and there she was.  My painting.  Sometimes you run into an old friend when having a sip of coffee and perusing the internet.



Fine Art Meets Functional Art

Posting major thanks today to Amber and her team at Markay Gallery in Marietta GA, OTP Atlanta, for this wonderful video demonstration of my newest fine art product, luxury custom art doors!
Thank you Christen Fountain, gallery rep at Markay Gallery, for demonstrating so wonderfully the door which may be viewed at the gallery.  Inquire today, commissions available, interior designer and builder inquiries are always welcome!

Thanks for viewing the video, and as always thank you for your interest!  


TSL Fine Art Doors

Side A Painting

Installed this double sided functional fine art door (there is a different painting on reverse side) Saturday evening at Markay Gallery  My husband and I enjoyed our time with gallery owner Amber Byrd and her charming husband Sean, who were curating the gallery's first anniversary this Friday! Amber and I have worked previously on an exciting commercial project featuring three original functional art doors, and look forward to offering original fine art doors now for residential, corporate and public spaces!

Side B

Totally thrilled to to offer something unique for collectors and builders of discerning spaces!

Buckhead (Atlanta) project.

Thank you for your interest!

Peace, light and love.


Little oil studies-

Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Three oil studies completed in early March in the floorboard of my auto; please excuse the one visually elongated from the camera's vantage point in response to the painting's propped up and angled position.  These studies are all dramatically different in style, I enjoyed the challenge of all three.  The two small ones are available through
Markay Gallery 



Someone has the summertime blues...


36x24 a/c/  Available through Markay Gallery

Below is the second of Jane Kenyon's "Three Songs at the End of Summer,"
which most resonates with me as I adore summertime and am always deflated at its passing!  But thankful for every day of life and its glory, I will look forward to summer next.  
For those who love autumn and winter, your joy is full, and joy is always a good thing.  Again, from Jane Kenyon, “Three Songs at the End of Summer” from Collected Poems.

"The cicada’s dry monotony breaks  
over me. The days are bright  
and free, bright and free.

Then why did I cry today  
for an hour, with my whole  
body, the way babies cry?" 


Solidarity in Purple

Tempest I - abstract - Tina Steele Lindsey

                                               Tempest II - abstract - Tina Steele Lindsey

Mini Tempest Paintings on tiny Easels - Tina Steele Lindsey

Nestled behind behind the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, GA, Markey Gallery will be opening its doors with its Grand Opening on July 7th.  Its owner and director, Amber Byrd, is a savvy young entrepreneur who has been on the art scene in Marietta and Atlanta for some time.

I met Amber a few years back when represented at the ever popular dk Gallery.  Amber was an assistant there at the time, and her picturesque stance, genteel nature and smile were infectious; visitors, artists, and clientele gravitated toward her like moths to a light!  Amber's continued and steadfast involvement in the arts scene as an ambitious promoter and publication writer/photographer, and work as an artist representative continued to garner her great respect in the community. I look forward to seeing her gallery come into its own over the coming months, and working with her as an artist represented by the gallery. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, additional information regarding art works may be found HERE.


Honesty in Art

Just a little Leonardo da Vinci - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. ” ~Salvador Dali

Behind in a little blogging here!  Since my last post we had an election, and I thought I would catch up and post some images I have already posted on social media, please excuse if you have seen these already!  They are pretty self-explanatory, the sanguine image at the top of the post is a sketch I did of one of Leonardo's subjects, from the book underneath,  Leonardo da Vinci – the Complete Paintings, by Frank Zollner.  If paint went away entirely, I would be okay with a stick of charcoal.  I love the raw, rudimentary aspect of nothing but charcoal and a clean surface to scratch it upon. 

I am the world's worst for picking apart my work.  For instance, now that the sketches are complete, I see in the side-by-side that I was a little heavy handed with Hillary's brow creases, her chin was contoured incorrectly, and her lower cheeks could stand to be a tad fuller.  That written I am okay with it, it is an honest sketch, with honest errors.  That is what makes us human. 

We have had some mild days in Georgia this winter, but you will not hear a complaint from me. There is nothing better to me than walking on warm wood floors and not hearing the heat pump running all day, something I got use to growing up in the low country of Beaufort, SC. 

I have been working on some new work.  We can talk about that later.  My best to anyone coming across this blog; be well, and above all things, be happy.


A Mystery Still

Portrait in Charcoal - Tina Steele Lindsey

Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see.  ~ Robert Nathan

I have closed my little rural gallery, a bit remote from the beaten path for most, and though I loved the tiny historic block I felt my time best suited to continue my focus solidly on my work.

Peace and Love