Artist-at-Work: Acrylic Painting with Sharon Whittle

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Details

Sharon combines a fast drying and slow drying acrylic on wood panels. The movement created is a result of the paints being in conflict with one another and the surface tension of the panel as they are applied. As the paints blend or resist one another a new and unique surface is created. In these areas, using pencil crayons, another layer of colour is applied and again resisted or absorbed depending on the tooth of the surface and is reflective of the years working with colours and contrasts in textiles.

 Painting is a new medium for Sharon. She also does traditional spinning, weaving and basketry techniques with modern materials, infusing new energy into ancient methods. The pieces, whether jewelry or non functioning art, are all excitingly tactile and beg to be touched. Its layers of colours create a feeling of depth, which must find a balance between pattern and movement. Sharon will also show samples of her fibre art.


Event Type(s): Art & Culture
Age Group(s): All Ages
Stephanie Donkers-Schmalz
(519) 743-0271 ext. 226