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A full time artist living in San Francisco.

Tina Tarnoff was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1974. After careening through her childhood and teenage years, she left Zagreb at the age of eighteen and embarked on the path of liberation. That path took her to London, where she dived into a vivacious city, developed gills needed for survival, and learned cultural tolerance and appreciation. The road curved and twirled and continued around the world... Switzerland, France, Greece, Turkey, across the Atlantic and deep into the Amazon. She felt great joy in seeing, feeling, smelling, and finally believing. After returning to her homeland, she started writing poetry and was published in various literary magazines. She surrounded herself with the magic of books, ran a prominent bookshop, and was carried on a wave of the word. In April 2006, she went on a two-week vacation to San Francisco, where she discovered her true meaning and endless inspiration. She decided to stay. She lives and paints in the most beautiful place in the world.


music, laughing, surrealism, folklore, art nouveau, decoupage, oscar wilde, baudelaire, flappers, herbalism, painting, antiques, nature, museums, mythology, paganism, art deco, glamour, lord byron, old hollywood, rimbaud, vintage clothes, silent film stars, gypsies, decadence, vintage photography, percy shelley, bohemianism, anthropology & archeology, ethnic and vintage jewelry, flee markets, arts & crafts movement, belle epoch, dandyism, angela carter..., making art and jewelry. Favorite poem...Separation by W. S. Merwin: Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.