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Tina Mammoser

A fascination with light and shadow, reflection and refraction, pattern and water movement drives the minimalist abstraction in my paintings of real landscape. I take the contemporary search for the sublime to the extreme of simplicity. Countering an information-saturated culture where little is unknown or unexplored, the paintings create an impression of something familiar yet out of reach and indescribable. The image overwhelms with pure sensation.

Juxtaposed with atmospheric effect, my “Sea” paintings represent striking geological rock formations on the English coast, from the deep dark shales of Black Nab in Yorkshire to the brilliant white chalk of the Pom Pom on the Isle of Portland. Solidity and form is framed by colour and light.

My “Stone” series are pure drawings giving more prominence to the linear nature of the landscape.  The geology drawings naturally evolved from the coast paintings to include sea rocks, cliffs, and even fossils. They experiment with line and tone to explore the geological processes and history of the coastal landscapes.

As an American-British artist, I identify very strongly with the English tradition for seascape painting while still retaining a certain “midwestern” eye for landscape with flat perspective and vast open spaces. Born in Chicago, after 25 years in Britain I finally found my way to Yorkshire and now work from my studio in Scarborough. Half artist, half scientist, I bring my academic knowledge of geology and astronomy to the artwork – aiming to capture the mechanics of light and the visual patterns of sedimentary processes.

My work has been shown at galleries across the country and is collected internationally. I’ve had the honour to exhibit with the Pastel Society, Royal Society of Marine Artists, the National Maritime Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, at the Derwent Art Prize, and galleries on Cork Street. Projects have included astronomy drawing workshops with the Essex Wildlife Trust, a drawing residency on the New Jersey coast, painting residency on the Newfoundland coast, and time at the National Maritime Museum using their historic Camera Obscura. 

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    Sea Stack

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Glacial II

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Glacial III

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Strandflat

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Atlantic

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Sea Stack

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Turned Earth

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Whitby Blues

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The Mere

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Under Hilde

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Saltwick Falls

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Deep Time: Drawing coastal change

Deep Time: Drawing coastal change

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‘Deep Time’ is a conceptual drawing project to create a changing illustration of geological changes on part of the Yorkshire coast. A living landscape to experiment with the idea of ‘geological time’, and funding on Kickstarter. I was inspired to approach this project by the active current coastal e...more

Date posted: 16/07/2021
Location: 3a Hanover Road, Scarborough, UK
[Virtual] Open Studio 2021

[Virtual] Open Studio 2021

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Exhibitions and talks will feature the "Solitude" series creating during the lockdown as well as new geological inspired work and current work in progress. Visit http://www.tina-m.com/open-studio for event details and updates. Details: Exhibitions at Grejczik Gallery online: "Solitude", 1-13 June "N...more

Date: From 18/05/2021 To 30/06/2021
Location: Hanover Studios, Hanover Road, Scarborough, UK
New artist book – Solitude: A collection of lockdown art

New artist book – Solitude: A collection of lockdown art

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While isolating during 2020 lockdown, I created over 100 postcard-sized paintings in my temporary creative space at home. Working from memories of both the Yorkshire and Norway coasts, these paintings explored small scale markmaking and combining my usual soft atmospheric colour with more deliberate...more

Date posted: 6/11/2020
Location: 3a Hanover Road, Scarborough, UK
Hanover Road Christmas Open Studios

Hanover Road Christmas Open Studios

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Get you Christmas shopping kicked off with some original art work, photography, cards, needle felted goodies, pins and more. Our first Open studio with the new line up of maker Melanie Green, photographer Eva Priestley, and painter Tina Mammoser. Find us at 3a Hanover Road, above the barbers, throug...more

Date: From 29/11/2019 To 01/12/2019
Location: 3a Hanover Road, Scarborough, UK

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Tina Mammoser's art

    Glacial II

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    Atlantic

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    Sea Stack

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    Turned Earth

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    "American-British artist based in Scarborough, Yorkshire, creating original abstract drawings and paintings of the coast and geology. Half artist, half scientist - creating abstract seascapes of light and colour."

    Past Exhibitions

    Solo exhibitions:
    Sep 2019, The Landscape of Adventure, Yay Coffee (in Woodend Creative), Scarborough
    Jul 2018 After the Ice, The Gallery, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
    Jan-Feb 2018 Beyond Form, The Bowery, Leeds
    Aug 2016 Light, Grejczik Gallery
    Feb 2016 Sea & Stone, Grejczik Gallery
    July 2015 Dogger, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough
    Mar 2012 Testing the Sublime Limits of Vision, NoFormat Gallery, London
    Mar 2010 Dark, Paul McPherson Gallery, London

    Group exhibitions:
    Jan 2018 The Artillery, at According to McGee, York
    Aug-Sep 2017 Wish You Were Here, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
    Jan-Mar 2017 East Coast Open, Scarborough Museums Trust
    Jan-Mar 2017 To Please a Few, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
    Jul-Aug 2016 Woodend Summer Open, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
    July 2016 Platform Open Arts, Morphets of Harrogate
    June 2016 Mycelium, AppleStore Gallery, Hereford
    Aug-Sep 2015 Wish You Were Here, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
    Jun 2015 3 Views, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough
    Jan-Mar 2015 East Coast Open, Scarborough Museums Trust
    Nov-Dec 2014 Drawing: The Probity of Art, Palace Hub Gallery, Redcar
    Oct 2013 Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX, USA
    Oct 2013 Contemporary Female Masters, Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy
    Sep 2013 Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London
    Jan 2013 AmericanBrits, two-artist show, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
    2008-2014 Various seasonal group exhibitions, Blackheath Gallery
    2008-2012 Annual Cork Street Open Exhibition, The Gallery on Cork Street

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    "American-British artist based in Scarborough, Yorkshire, creating original abstract drawings and paintings of the coast and geology. Half artist, half scientist - creating abstract seascapes of light and colour."