About the Artist



My first home was in the house my father, Victor Tinkey, built in Bayside, CA. My brothers and I grew up in the countryside, having advantages of rural Humboldt. As my mother's cousin once said, "It taught us somehow never to forget the basics of life and not be carried away by the superficialities that are encountered in the so called sophisticated world." Willow Creek summers, Horse Mountain winters, and foggy days at Moonstone were our home and their events fashioned our lives.


After graduating from Eureka High School, we all continued on to Humboldt State University.  Lured to the big snow in the Rockies, we had the ski bug.  While at Westminster College in Utah, I took some art classes and fell in love with the notion that I could paint.  Homesick for the folks back home and the ocean, I moved back, married, and then graduated from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  After raising my family, it was time to re-enter the professional art world.  The North Coast has been a major influence in my art.  The style of my paintings can split from impressionistic to whimsical. 



Galleries and Links


Showroom Gallery - Mid-City Motor World, Eureka, CA 95503 707.443.4871 www.midcitymotorworld.com


Meridian Fine Art - 1847 Glendale Drive, Arcata, CA, 95521 - 707.826.7184 www.meridianfineart.net


Humboldt Arts Council at Morris Graves Museum of Art - Annual Member Show Dec. 6 - Jan. 11 2015

636 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 - 707.442.0278 www.humboldtarts.org


The Palette Magazine - www.thepalette.com


Lovell & Hall Real Estate Partners - 18750 Willamette Drive, Suite A2, West Linn, OR 97068

503.320.9160 - www.lovellandhall.com


Redwood Arts Association - P.O. Box 1093 Eureka, CA 95502



Westhaven Center for the Arts - 501 Westhaven Drive South, Trinidad, CA 95570  www.westhavencenter.org


Trinidad Art Gallery- 490 Trinity Street, Trinidad, CA 95570 

707.677.3770- www.TrinidadArtGallery.com


Trinidad Bay B&B - 560 Edwards Street, Trinidad CA 95570                           

707.677.0840 - www.trinidadbaybnb.com


Lost Coast Daily Painters - www.lostcoastdailypainters.blogspot.com