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Tina Schmidt began her career in 1979 with her first sales in sculpture. She cultivated her skills as a 2D and 3D artist through the 80's and 90's, working as a sculpture and illustrator for the Gaming Industry and Entertainment Industry. She created model designs and limited edition products for the Disney Store's Princess series. She worked for well known companies such as Lorimar Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney, Clasky Csupo, and Nickelodeon. As a Supervisor and Animation artist (background development), she worked on shows like "Rocket Power", "Rug Rats", and Ronald McDonald Direct to Video production shows. Tina also taught animal drawing (including animal behavior, anatomy, and biomechanics) and perspective drawing (layout and design development) for 16 years at Cal State University Fullerton. She retired in 2015 but continues to pursue her interests in creative endevours. Aside from these professional jobs and experience, Tina continued to expand her interests in the mid-century modern era. As a child from that era, she appreciated the history and culture that emerged from the Atomic Era where dreams and visions of the future caught the whole world's attention.
Tina Schmidt's Mid Century Planet art is a salute to the iconic pop culture of the past revitalized by today's modern collectors! Her "Retro-Fusion" paintings are a fusion of lifestyle, fasion, design, interiors, and iconic architecture of the 1950's, 1960's, and includes sci-fi lore! Her paintings go well beyond the surface of character and settings to that of whole environments where shape, light, form, and shadow play an important role in the visual storytelling. Swanky lounge glamour, chic women, men of class and high expectations, social gatherings, poolside martinis, and even rockets, spaceships, and aliens of the Atomic Era - all come to life as the signature elements of Tina Schmidt's paintings! Welcome to her Gallery!
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