nina ocean tribe

I was born and raised in Mexico. I majored in Biology, I have a specialty in Environmental Management and Diagnostics and a Master Degree in Ecology and Fisheries at the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico. I worked in the field with freshwater turtles and crocodiles, and researched distribution patterns of Bottlenose Dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico. I speak Spanish, English and French.

I started painting in 1997 with my mom and quickly fell in love with the oil media painting horses for several years as a hobby. It was later that I decided to explore different techniques such as pastels, aquacolor, acrylics and inks, painting a variety of wildlife like rattlesnakes, tigers, lions and marine life such as sharks, plankton, dolphins and more.

I tried woodburning for the first time in 1998 burning the names of the family horses as a hobby but it was until 2013 that I found my passion for woodburning in a more serious professional way merging it with my love for tribal designs and Polynesian culture.

I want to keep trying new techniques, explore new cultures, project and bring to life my knowledge and personal twist into my art for others to enjoy.

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