Tina Duemler

Christine (Tina) Duemler was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  In 1984, Duemler moved with her family to a farm in rural Wisconsin, where she lives today.  While raising her family in the country, Duemler reconnected with her artistic roots.  At first, she took a few art classes out of curiosity and then realized that she loved it.

Duemler earned her undergraduate art degree and Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison, studying with professors Carol Pylant and David Becker.  Since graduation, she has also studied with artists Scott Christensen, Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb and Dan Gerhartz.  Her influences include American artists Edward Hopper and Fairfield Porter, as well as Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.  Duemler is currently on the teaching faculty at Blackhawk Technical College.

Duemler has incorporated plein air techniques into her way of painting.  She finds that by painting from direct observation she can better express the feeling of light, colors and shadows - the feeling of the place.  When not teaching, Duemler travels throughout the United States, creating studies of the places she visits.  These later provide her with a foundation for larger paintings.