Tina St. Claire was my friend, a brilliant artist and with all meaning of the phrase, one of a kind.
Tina passed away Wednesday morning, March 9th, 2016 at her home in Los Angeles, California after courageously battling Cancer. I don’t know how to sum someone’s life or our times together up in any form or fashion, it’s an impossible feat. But Tina was the genuine article when it came to art and being an incredible person. We had many adventures in the time we knew each other and she taught me many things from all points of life. She loved her fiancé Dereck Seltzer who was her collaborator, confidant and beside her to the very end. She loved her kitten Moogle. She was never not with a sketchbook and she always had a hilarious quip ready for anything. She saw the world with a light no one else held or will hold.
I will miss my friend. Sweet dreams sidekick.
I’ve gathered a number of Tina’s works of art, collaborations with her fiancé Dereck and other miscellaneous images below. Please take a look and look through her Instagram and Tumblr, she was always, always creating.
On December 25th, 2015 my long time friend, co-conspirator and artist Tina St. Claire (also known as TFail) was diagnosed with Cancer. She is facing her predicament with incredible amounts of positivity and courage. If you could take the time to donate towards her recovery I’d be greatly appreciative, she’s a fantastic friend.
Our friend and fellow artist, @tfail, is fighting an uphill battle against cancer. 100% of the proceeds from purchasing this pin will go towards her medical bills and other costs incurred during this difficult time. For more information on TFail’s diagnosis and ways to purchase her beautiful artwork, please visit www.gofundme.com/TFail
We are pre-selling these collaborative 8 x 10 inch original panels online for $120.00 before they debut at False Gallery this upcoming January 18th, 2014. Each panel is a hand painted unique made with Acrylic and Gouache by the artists Haunted Euth and Tina St Claire. Contact Hauntedeuth@gmail.com to secure a panel.
Link in bio - help save @tfail - she’s been diagnosed with Terminal Cancer and needs help raising the money for Chemo, radiation and clinical trials. Please help save her life by sharing her go find me page at http://www.gofundme.com/tfail - she’s the sweetest, most loving individual I have ever met and she deserves more then only 31 years with us. #tsclaire #art #findacure #cancer #cancerawareness #fightfortfail #laart #newcontemporary #TFAIL
In what will certainly be one of the best showcases of contemporary street art this summer, artists Haunted Euth and T.S. Claire will be presenting a brand new body of work entitled, “Dreamland Summer,” this Saturday, August 30th at Clean Aesthetic in Culver City, California. Having taken a look at most of the work for the show and following both artists closely (A portrait of me done by T.S. Claire hangs in my bedroom and one of Haunted Euth’s cement faces sits on my desk) I will say that this is one show you do not want to miss if you’re in the area. Check out 10 more images below from the show - a tiny fraction of the epic amount of work the artists have made for it.
Yesterdays Co. Stepped up and made these insanely gorgeous pins come to life - Now the T.s. Claire Icarus medal is available for pre order online. These will benefit T.S. T.s. Claire, with 100% of the proceeds going towards her medical bills and recovery. Help spread the word of her fight and carry her art as a symbol of strength with you.
Please share with friends and pin collectors, these are not only beautiful as objects but the gesture on behalf of Yesterdays ( Suman you are a absolute hero for making these happen ) is beyond heart warming.
Before Tina St. Claire passed away from Brain Cancer on March 9th, 2016 (My post remembering Tina) the final project she was working on was a triptych of prints entitled the “Vaya Triptych” and are based off of three 24″ x 24″ paintings that debuted at her July 2015 show “Heroine.”
Proceeds will go toward continuing Tina’s legacy and starting a non-profit organization geared toward spreading awareness, funding research and helping families involved in the fight with Cancer.