Tina Edwards Mayland is an oil painter and native Charlestonian who returned home after 30 years of a high-tech career that took her to Atlanta, DC, and New Jersey as VP of Marketing for AT&T. Tina “rewired” from her all-consuming corporate life and began her “encore career” 16 years ago as a full-time artist.
Tina explains, “In my art, I strive to capture a moment in time… an experience that moved me. Often, it’s how the light played on the landscape and my feeling of wonder in that instant. My heart belongs to the Lowcountry. I relish its languid summer days, its moss-covered oak trees that glow orange in the receding light, and sunsets too uproarious to be believed.” Tina endeavors to celebrate the magnificence of nature and her joy living in awe of it. Using thick paint, bold strokes, and layer-upon-layer of color, her goal is to capture the symphony that is the Lowcountry… its unique light, mood, and texture.
Tina is a member of the Charleston Artist Guild (serving on its Board of Directors for 4 years) and the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. She’s also active in the community, serving 4 years on the Board of Trustees of the Middleton Place Foundation and now serving a 3-year term on the National Board of Directors of the Archeological Institute of America. Her work is represented by Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston and the Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. You can view her work at www.LowcountryArtists.com , www.WellsGallery.com
A recovering workaholic, Tina is reveling in her ‘rewired” life.’ Exclaims Tina, “I’m testament to the fact that you-can-go-home-again and that the post-career stage can be the most fulfilling!”