Sina Sutter has more than 30 years of fine art experience and offers workshops designed to provide a new sense of happiness and joy using the mind and the experience of colors, shapes and forms as a tool.
Her original works include original watercolor/texture with hand-cut glass slivers and mosaic tiles in various sizes. She created watercolor custom mini-canvases approximately 4”x4” of her original work for SeaCasas.
Cuban born, Sina began her formal training in art at age eight. She later attended the Artes Plásticas Art School in Matanzas, Cuba, with noted instructor Dr. Mariano de la Red. She arrived in Florida in 1970 and since then has been a prolific artist. Since arriving in Florida, Sina completed a course of sumi-e art with Sister Stephanie Manning at the Crealde Art Center, and Drawing I and II with Professor Lynn Long at Valencia Community College in Orlando.
At age 20, Sina worked as a scenic artist at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus World and Vision Enterprises, a potter at Axner Ceramics, and a miniaturist on the replica of the “White House in Miniature,” which was exhibited worldwide. During the 1980s, Sina reconnected with her roots as a Hispanic woman developing her art in Hispanic culture. It provided fertile ground for a style that reaches people at many different levels. Later she owned and founded an art gallery named Tropic Art Design, in Orlando, Florida.
She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Caucus for Art and was the Chair of the
Latina Caucus for Art. She has participated as a panelist and exhibitor at the Chicago conference for the
Women’s Caucus for Art. Sina has participated as a presenter on the Women in Transition conference at The Tech Mech. Institute, Orlando, Florida.
Some of the artwork she has created for different institutions and organizations include:
- National Hispana Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) Mujer Awards original art and posters for several years. She participated with this organization from 1999 to 2008, in conferences, workshop and art exhibits
- Smithsonian Center, Washington D.C., Latino Initiatives event for Women’s History Month as a panelist and exhibitor
- S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., Soy Única, a website and special program for Latinas
- UNIFEM’s Washington, D.C., fundraising event for the women of Afghanistan
During her lifetime, Sina has received numerous awards and has been recognized worldwide with her art. Sina is the 2013 El Josco award winner, 'Artistic Expressions’ Art Category with The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.
Currently Sina has her artwork in private collections in U.S.A.: Florida, Washington D.C., Ohio, California, Las Vegas and New York, and Internationally: Australia, England, Mexico and Spain.