Born in 1984, Tehran, Iran, an only child. Left for Hamburg, Germany a couple of years later. Always encouraged to draw and paint while being inspired by the art history of Germany, Italy and Greece. After eight years in Germany, she moved to San Antonio, Texas, still involved in art. Received her high school diploma in visual arts from a college preparatory art magnet program, North East School of the Arts, in 2002. Here she met fellow artist, future husband, Mr. David Poe.

Continued to study art at the California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco. After two years, she transferred to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and design, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in Illustration in 2006. Missing warmth, she moved to Austin, Texas with David. Adopted a small kitten in 2007, named him Mojito Poe and watched him grow into a 20 pound Maine Coon. In 2009, Tina and David got married at the Justice of the Peace.

Today, she is oil painting, drawing, thinking about bees, trying to understand impermanence, looking at her garden, planning new adventures, getting more tattoos, dressing in black and trying not to make silly faces in photographs.


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