Sharon Lynn Williams
Oil | Acrylic | Watercolour | Mixed Media | Encaustic
My passion is helping artists to paint with their own individual voices rather than reproducing a photograph. The best way I have found to do this is by teaching a self critique process where we look at 3 stages of art creation: before you begin to paint, during your painting process, and at the end of the process.
“My goal and ambition is to bring beauty and peace into people’s homes through my art, and to offer the life-giving joy of creation to my art students.”
Colour and Composition
Supplies and Tools - what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Studio Setup for Art Production
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Shows and Exhibits
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
For Emerging Artists
Am I An Emerging Artist?
As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style.
You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.
Now you're ready to take it to the next level!
YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:
- art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
- selling - learn how to sell your artwork
- building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
- earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
- how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
- business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
- production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
- art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer
JOIN YOUR GROUp!
- Next Session January 26, 2022
- On the 4th Wednesday of every month
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm MT (8:00pm - 10:00pm ET)
About The Artist
I have been passionately painting in diverse media and subjects for the last 35 years, and have earned signature status in the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) and the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP). My art is about my love for the landscape, ﬁltered through my extensive background of color and design, to express the joy and freedom I ﬁnd in the subject. After a long studio career, I began to paint ‘en plein air’ (outside in front of the scene) in order to truly understand the way light plays on the landscape. I was able to really absorb myself in it, not only the visual input but also through my other senses. The feel of the breeze, the smell of the earth and foliage, and the sounds of nature were also able to be captured within my work, and that made all the difference.
My experience on the land was by now in my soul, and I felt the freedom to begin to express myself in less representational ways. Over the last four years, I began to seek a more personal and contemporary expression. That experimentation began in the studio using acrylic paint for its quick-drying and ease of radical shifts in direction. The new aesthetic that I have developed focuses on a limited amount of very interesting shapes; strong decisive brush marks; inventive, pushed, and gradated color; ﬂattening of the picture plane; pattern, and strong value contrasts.
My work can be seen in person at the Leighton Art Centre and Lineham House Galleries.
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