Tina Schmidt’s professional artwork experience spans over 30 years and started in 1979 when her first professional work was sold to Neiman Marcus. She worked in aerospace for Rockwell International for 10 years and became influenced by environmental art and design. Her mother designed women’s fashions and interiors and also loved to have social gatherings with friends and family. Surrounded by mid century modern interiors and design from her childhood also helped to influence Tina’s work.
She worked in the comic and gaming industry and later worked in production for film and animation. Additionally, she made sculptures and designs for retail, including designs for the Disney Store.
She worked for several television shows including “Falcon Crest”, “Perfect Strangers” and others shows. She was the Supervisor and lead artist for several well known animation shows including “Rug Rats”, “Rocket Power”, and several McDonald’s videos. She worked for well-known entertainment companies such as Warner Brothers., Disney, Nickelodeon, Lorimar, and Klasky Csupo. Tina teaches for California State University Fullerton in the Entertainment Arts Program.
Influenced by her earlier years with environment, color, light, fashion and interiors, she brings them all together in her paintings. She continues to create gallery quality paintings with her unique tribute to the midcentury culture.
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