Sharon Wink – Artist of the Month

Sharon Wink

3066 S. Hobart Way 303-985-7717

Denver, Colorado  80227 cswinkwink@q.com

From my childhood, I loved to draw, paint and create.  Art was my favorite subject.  During my years of employment in areas that did not include art, I carved out the time to sculpt in clay, design and create jewelry through lost wax casting and metal fabrication, do oil painting, and take life drawing classes. 

Since retirement I’ve been indulging my art passion in two painting mediums, watercolor and oil, painting a wide variety of subjects.  I studied with Judy Patti in watercolor and   Mary Ann Miro in oils and have been a student in painting workshops in France and Italy.  I have had the privilege of taking a number of workshops that demonstrated a wide range of techniques.  As a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, I have been consistently juried into CWS shows.  For approximately ten years, I have been a member of the Painted Toes Society, a group of talented artists that meet weekly at Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado.  For four years, I served as Corresponding Secretary on the Colorado Watercolor Society Board.  From October 31, 2012 through January 8, 2013, I held a show of forty watercolor portrait paintings of children and seniors in the Stanton Art Gallery within the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, Colorado. Currently, I am experimenting with paintings of landforms in watercolor, acrylics and oils.           

Workshops

Susan Blackwood Barb Nechis

Rose Edin Jan Kunz

Betty Carr Frank Francese

Peggy Morgan Stenmark             Ted Nuttall

Michael Atkinson Judy Nakari

Anne Martinez Carl Dalio

Patricia Rucker 

Brush Strokes

Picture this:

An easel, a gessoed white canvas

Stretched some 80 centimeters wide, 

Some 60 centimeters deep;

An array of brushes –

Round, square, fan shaped;

A palette, (a glass pane, perhaps?);

Tubes of paint:

Basic blue, orange, cadmium yellow,

A rainbow of others;

Rags and turpentine for thinning, cleaning;

An artist with vision, insight, steady hands, 

All primed to make the perfect oil

Brush strokes.