February 16, 2010

2010 Starting Out with a Bang!

Well, we have made reservations to go to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies exhibition in Salt Lake City on May 14 and 15. This is going to be exciting! The painting has been delivered to the NMWS Delegate accompanied by the bio and a brief explanation of the painting. On the 19th it will be on its way to Utah!
Sharon White started painting with casein and oils in the late 60’s in Dodge City, Kansas. After a move to Wichita she studied briefly at the Wichita Art Institute. During the next 15 years her artistic endeavors took a backseat due to numerous moves and jobs while raising three children.
Following marriage and a move to Hill AFB, Utah in 1985, she continued with oils and joined the Western Art Guild of Ogden, becoming Vice President in 1988.
Sharon currently resides in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband, Ken, and her Schnauzer, Gidget. In 1996 she started painting with watercolors, and joined the New Mexico Watercolor Society, a turning point for her. She was very active in the Society and in 1999-2000 was President. In 2004 she achieved Signature status. Through the organization she met many artists and made lifelong friends. "Joining the watercolor society was the best thing I have done to further my art education. Watercolor will always be my favorite - it presents so many challenges!"
More recently her interests have expanded into experimenting with acrylics, collage and experimental art. She paints all subjects, but her favorite is sunflowers - not surprising since she is a former Kansan.
"I paint from my heart. 2009 was a year of losses for me, culminating in the unexpected loss of my mother. Life was taking wrong turns and I wanted to be back "In The Drivers Seat" again - in charge of my life vehicle, steering down a less tumultuous road."

It looks like we are also going to my granddaughter's high school graduation that same weekend. We are still trying to figure that one out.
In addition we have a trip planned to Dallas April 22,23, and 24 to the National Robotics competition. My grandson Tanner's team took all honors at the regional competition in Omaha, including the excellence award.
Whew! Lots of good things going on this year and we are only into February!