SIAG August Artist of the Month, Tina Mayland

Tina at her easel.

Tina is a native Charlestonian for whom the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as close to paradise as any place on earth. Returning home after 30 years of a high-tech career that took her to Atlanta, DC, and New Jersey as VP of Marketing for AT&T, Tina “rewired” from her all-consuming corporate life and began her “encore career” as a full-time artist. Tina explains her motivation to become a painter: “My grandparents owned a farm on Wadmalaw Island, just outside of Charleston. As a child, I built tree forts in live oak trees, played in the pluff mud of the marshes, and galloped my horse through Lowcountry forests. Capturing the essence of that landscape in my art is a way of recapturing the joys of my youth.”

Tina served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Artist Guild for four years and is a member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. She’s also active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Middleton Place Foundation and on the National Board of Directors of the Archeological Institute of America. Once a workaholic, she is reveling in her “rewired” life. Says Tina, “I’m testament to the fact that you can go home again and that the post-career stage can be the most fulfilling!”

Tina’s work may be seen at Additionally, her work is represented by the Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and by the Lowcountry Artists Gallery on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston.

Please join Tina for the Artist of the Month reception Tuesday, August 1 at The Lake House from 4:30-6:00 pm.

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Tina Mayland)