Tina Tobiassen (b. 1963 / Norway), is educated at Westerdal School of graphic design in Oslo. For 20 years, she worked as a sought after designer at the best agencies in the country. She won numerous awards for her designs and also sat on the jury at several national and international design awards. In 2002, she moved to the United Arab Emirates, to Dubai. Here she spent all her time on her own artistic activities, inspired by the differences between Arab and Western culture and how to build bridges between different cultures.
Hope, trust, love and life itself are core elements of Tobiasen's art. She even calls it naive optimism. In 2005, she moved back to Norway, where she continued to explore this naive optimism through her artwork. She mainly works with blending techniques - acrylic, Hatta desert sand and charcoal - in large formats. She also works with lithography.