Tina Louise

Tina Louise

“The act of creation is often associated with chaos and raw power.”

Tina Louise is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as the movie star Ginger Grant in the situation comedy, Gilligan’s Island (1964–1967). Tina Louise was born Tina Blacker in New York City, the daughter of Betty and Joseph Blacker. Tina was still in her teens when she burst upon the national scene by starring on Broadway in the critically acclaimed box-office success “Li’l Abner”, based on the famous comic strip character created by Al Capp. Stellar reviews caught the attention of Hollywood and Tina signed up for her first feature film, God’s Little Acre (1958), which was an entry in the Venice Film Festival. It was at this point in her career that she began studying with Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio in New York because she believed it was “time to develop and deepen my knowledge of the craft…Lee Strasberg,” says Tina, “had the most dynamic effect on me. He influenced my life as no other man ever has.”

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In 2004 she received the coveted TVLand Pop Culture Icon Award in Los Angeles, which was aired nationally. She has made numerous television appearances, from The Rosie O’Donnell Show (1996) to Entertainment Tonight (1981) and Access Hollywood (1996).

Besides being an accomplished actress and author, she recorded an album, “It’s Time for Tina”, a sultry warm and breathy collection of standards. The enchanting album features music from saxophone legend Coleman Hawkins and lyrics and music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, Jule Styne and Cole Porter. She also made her debut as a visual artist when she exhibited her paintings at the Ambassador Galleries, and later with newer works at the notable Gallery Stendhal in Soho. Most recently she exhibited her original paintings at the Patterson Museum of Art. Tina Louise continues to live in New York City.

The act of creation is often associated with chaos and raw power, and as such the creative process is ever imbued with an extraordinary beauty that cannot be constrained lest that beauty be jeopardized. An artist, by definition is a creator, and is able to harness that chaos of thoughts and imagination into a work of art. Few painters are able to preserve the ferocity of their creation, and remain content with the complacent finished product; that bit of soul having been lost. Yet when one comes across a piece that maintains its raw power and energy, one cannot help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty of that creative process and the skill involved in inducing it to bear fruit. One can clearly see that the magnificence of the creative process has not been compromised in the artistry of Tina Louise, but rather preserved and augmented by her style. It takes one’s breath away to gaze into that chaos and fragmentation of imagery and realize that within that frame lies the universe of the soul and imagination.

Originals

The-Circus

The Circus

$4,500.00

Mixed Media on Canvas Framed 43" x 42"

The Circus was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Questions-for-the-Universe

Questions for the Universe

$4,500.00

Mixed Media on Canvas 48" x 48"

Questions for the Universe was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Its-a-Matter-of-Time

It’s a Matter of Time

$3,500.00

Mixed Media on Canvas 31" x 41" Framed

It’s a Matter of Time was last modified: by Jon Ellis

Original Drawings

World Peace 8.5 x 10.5 $600

World Peace

$300.00

8.5" x 10.5" Framed

World Peace was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Why 8.5 x 10.5 Framed $600

Why

$300.00

8.5" x 10.5" Framed

Why was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Time 8.5 x 10.5 Framed $600

Time

$300.00

8.5" x 10.5" Framed

Time was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Love Each Other 8.5 x 10.5 $600

Love Each Other

$300.00

8.5" X 10" Framed

Love Each Other was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Untitled 2 8.5 x 10.5 $600

Love

$300.00

8.5" x 10.5" Framed

Love was last modified: by Frank Bilotta

Signed Prints

unnamed

Tina Louise Signed Print Set Matted

$125.00

Print Set 12.5" x 21.5" Matted

Tina Louise Signed Print Set Matted was last modified: by Frank Bilotta
Red

Red

$950.00

Giclee on Paper 20" x 20" Framed

Red was last modified: by Jon Ellis
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

$1,200.00

Giclee on Paper 26" x 32" Framed

Metamorphosis was last modified: by Jon Ellis
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