Art workshops
                                                                             Tina Bohlman, IPAP, AP                           e-mail:
Artist Statement

“While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also remain 
“in the moment…the now.” 
I’ve been an artist all my life.  Drawing with pencil and crayon as a child, I don’t remember learning the skill…the ability has just always been there   I have a broad interest for subject matter but I’m drawn to architecture in the landscape, with preference to painting on location at every opportunity.  Painting “En Plein air” (a French phrase meaning “in the open air”) with watercolor requires strong technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude. Mindful of weather and light conditions, the challenge is to capture light, shadows, and shapes as the sun moves, moment by moment, across the sky. Every stroke must be without hesitation. It’s a marathon race with the sun...spirited, emotional...and exhausting. I love it.”

Click on images to enlarge
A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.  She cultivated her natural artistic talent and her eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn the techniques and history of the art.  Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops conducted by some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch, Jill Carver and the late Irving Shapiro (d.1994). She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, En Plein Air Texas-San Angelo, TX and Plein Air Easton MD.

Her dedication combined with a lifetime of experience, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field.  After receiving her first award at the beginning of her career in 1972, she has since earned more than 60 awards, including more than a dozen First Place and 6 Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.  

Most Recent Recognition:

Award of Merit – 2016 Women Artists of the West – Fredricksburg, TX
Best in Show – 2016 Ellis County Art Association – Membership Exhibition
1st Place – 2016 Paint Historic Terrell (TX)
1st Place – 2016 Paint Historic Waxahachie
Award of Excellence – 2015 Women Artists of the West – Tucson, AZ
Honorable Mention – 2015 Plein Air Southwest Salon - Dallas TX
1st Place – 2015 Paint Historic Waxahachie
Best in Show – 2014  Paint Historic Waxahachie
1st Place - 2014 Paint Historic Terrell - TX
Award of Merit - 2014 Plein Air Salon-Dallas, TX
Award of Merit - 2014 Women Artists of the West
Plein Air Magazine – Feature article Apr/May 2012
2nd Place – 2012 Paint Historic Terrell, TX
Waxahachie NOW - Feature article  December 2011
Award of Excellence – 2011 Women Artists of the West
3nd Place – Watercolor – 2010 Grand Prairie Art Council  
2nd Place – Oil – 2010  Desoto Open Competition
1st Place – Watercolor – 2009 Grand Prairie Art Council  
1st Place – Watercolor – 2009  VACH Cedar Hill Open  
1st Place – 2009 Paint Historic Waxahachie  
Award of Merit – 2009 National Juried Show –Corsicana, TX
People’s Choice – 2008  Plein Air Estes Park, Colorado
People’s Choice – 2008 Paint Historic Waxahachie  
1st Place – 2008 DeSoto Art League December Show
2nd Place – 2008   Plein Air Festival – Marble Falls, TX
2nd Place – Watercolor – 2008 VACH Open - Cedar Hill, TX
2nd Place – 2008 Paint Historic Waxahachie  
1st Place – 2008 Paint Corsicana – Plein Air Corsicana, TX
Best in Show – 2007 ECAA Fall Show – Waxahachie, TX
People’s Choice – 2006 Paint Historic  

Gallery Affiliations:

​ART on the Square - Waxahachie, Texas
Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Visual Expressions Gallery – US 67 and Wintergreen, Cedar Hill, Texas
Port A  Museum Gallery, Port Aransas, TX
Sandcastle Winery-Upstairs Gallery - Bucks County, PA.  


Signature Member/Advisory Panel International Plein Air Painters
Master Signature Member Outdoor Painters Society 
Signature Member Women Artists of the West 
Signature Member Contemporary Fine Art International  
Master Signature Artists Of Texas
Landscape Artists International 
Southwest Watercolor Society
Associate Distinction, American Women Artists
Associate Oil Painters of America

Tina Bohlman
P.O. Box 2676
Waxahachie, TX 75168

Signature Member:

International Plein Air Painters
Outdoor Painters Society
Women Artists Of The West
Contemporary Fine Art International
Artists Of Texas

International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization - Changing the world one brushstroke at a time...
Est. 10/19/01
Tina Bohlman Signature Member
HomeAdvisory PanelMaster ArtistsSignature MembersCharter MembersAdvertising MembersAssociate MembersAmbassadorsJoin IPAP

Contact UsWorkshopsSUBMIT your WorkshopPaint Out Store2021 WORLDWIDE Paint OutFACEBOOKPress ReleaseLinks  2

International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE   Est. 10/19/01
Waxahachie, Texas
"Western Transportation" - 16x16 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"Taking On A Load" - 12x16 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"Waitin' for the Crew "- 20x24 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"Morning Drive "- 16x20 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"Spring Creek Crossing" - 16x20 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"Days Gone By" - 9 x 12 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"Rainbow Row" - 20 x 24 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas
"The Crossing" - 12 x 16 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas
"Waitin' on a Load"   12x12 -   Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas

"A Day in Cambridge"  11x14 - Watercolor
Waxahachie, Texas  
"Between Jobs'   12x12 - Oil
Waxahachie, Texas

The Viaduct   12x16 - Watercolor