Los Angeles, California
A self taught Los Angeles based painter, TS Claire has quickly become one of the city's most unique and carefully watched artists. Her work, which balances elements of portraiture, abstraction, design and screen printing focuses on the theme of female empowerment.
On December 25th, 2015 T.S. Claire was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4, a tumor which required immediate surgery to stop the swelling of her brain which was triggering severe boughts of nausea, photosensitivity, and chronic migraines. In order to save her life she required a invasive brain surgery to remove a sizable ( 2 inch x 1 inch ) tumor mass which was putting her life in danger.
She will need extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment to put the cancer in check and her hospital bills are mounting. Tina will be unable to work during the next year as a result of the time necessary to heal from her surgery and battling the daily side effects of fatigue and nausea that the pharmacueutical cocktails she requires cause daily. Every dollar earned here will be used to pay for her medical bills, housing and food during her time of recovery.
Tina St Claire has always been and remains a independent and caring individual who has always put the thoughts and needs of others in front of her own.
Now, in her time of need, I, Dereck Seltzer, am asking on her behalf that you please look at her work, which is skilled and crafted far beyond her years and support her by donating to her GoFundMe, purchasing her art via ( http://tmrwlnd.bigcartel.com ) or bringing attention to her cause.
Tina St Claire is a woman who strongly believes in gender and racial equality and who has worked independently and by her own means to help provide imagery and content that represents those who have been marginalized or looked over by society as a whole.
Tina's visual content is provided for anyone to enjoy and to be see on her tumblr account http://www.tfail.tumblr.com, at her website at www.tinastclaire.com or via her instagram @tfail .
Please help support her and her art so that she can continue to stand proudly for what she believes in and provide the world with imagery and content for years to come. We desperately need your help and are grateful for any contribution no matter how big or small.