Tina Mose is a multitalented artist who works with scenes from Scandinavian dreams. From Paste-ups and murals, to tattoos and graphic design, Tina draws upon many mediums to create seafaring imagery for children and adults alike.
Tina’s art-making practice has been a long time in the making with her drawings dating back to childhood. More recently, she has peppered her time spent in the studio with two university degrees: A Bachelor Degree in Communication Design at RMIT Melbourne and a Visual Arts degree currently underway. Having moved from the Danish West Coast and settled in Victoria, Australia, Tina has established her studio with the essentials in place – lots of sunlight, a jungle of plants and a yoga mat. “I often sit on the floor drawing, surrounded by flowers and plants. I love that space”.
Tina’s illustrations are inspired by her memories as a child. “I grew up in a small fishing town… We would ride our bikes down to the harbour and watch the fishing boats coming in. I could sit for hours watching the hardworking men.” Tina’s images are made up of cleanly cut patterns and characters with a colour scheme suggestive of smart / simple Danish design. Scenes from the sea are merged together with items of nostalgia- warm winter knits, a fisherman’s pipe, a yellow wellington rain hat. When it comes to material, Tina prefers fineliners and markers when drawing on paper, but also loves to explore new mediums. “Lately I have been working with Posca pens and cross-stitching jumpers on my characters. I’ve also got a thing for watercolours at the moment”.
In the future, Tina would like to conduct workshops for kids having a hard time, particularly those in trouble with the law. “I don’t believe in bad kids, and I think art is an amazing way to give young kids some self-confidence. The beauty of art is that there is no right or wrong.”