EXPERIMENTAL ACRYLICS WORKSHOP with Sharon Grimes Jan. 16, 2016


Gingko Leaf Gallery presents

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9 AM – 3 PM

 Longview artist Sharon Grimes will demonstrate and teach her unique technique of layering mixtures of mediums, pigments and paint. In her words…

“The creation of art is a meditation for me. It is a reflection of my heart onto the surface. I gain inspiration from nature and specifically the effect of light. I watch the sun as it sets to see the color it creates and the way the light peeks around the clouds. My work represents the language of the soul. I strive to evoke a sense of mystery and beauty in each piece. I begin a painting by creating texture. I then work in layers of translucent acrylic paint on a wood panel. This creates depth and allows the viewer to see back several layers into the painting. …I rarely know exactly where the piece is going in the beginning. I start working and let intuition and the work itself lead me.”Students will have finished work at the end of the session and technique information they can use in future artwork. All supplies are included in the price.

Bring a sack lunch and drink. Light morning refreshments will be served.

You must come to Gingko Leaf Gallery in Marshall to register and pay for the workshop in advance.
OR Out of town guests may mail a check or money order to
Gingko Leaf Gallery
212 N. Washington Avenue
Marshall, TX 75670
Be sure to include your contact information and email address, phone #s

Seating is limited to 12. There are only 6 seats remaining.
$120 CASH or CHECK ONLY made out to Gingko Leaf Gallery
Questions: Call Claudia at the Gallery 903-471-5225 or cell at 903-926-0440


Sharon Grimes, of Longview,TX is a self taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is a personal expression of life, with all of its textures and layers. Inspired by nature and the universe, her work typically features vivid colors and vibrant energy and is consistently characterized by strong composition, contrast, and texture which demonstrates her remarkable understanding of color and composition. Sharon first became interested in art at a young age. She grew up loving to sketch people, animals and her surroundings. In her early twenties her passion for art blossomed as she was inspired  by the many galleries and museums she frequented in London while living abroad for a year.

Grimes was a 2014 Hunting Art Prize finalist. Her work has been described by Sara Eyestone, artist, writer and curator La Posada de Sante Fe Hotel and Spa as a “feast for the eyes”. Grimes paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions including the East Texas Regional Art Exhibit at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, P’s Gallery Regional Art Exhibit and a solo exhibit at Classics Furniture and Interiors. Her art is also exhibited in public collections including Tyler Street Bistro, Regions Bank, Longview Museum of Fine Arts and The Women’s Center of East Texas.Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States and has been featured in Piney Woods Live Magazine and Longview News Journal.

Sharon Grimes has studied with renowned artists Xianng Zhang, William Kalwick, Jane E Jones and more recently Cheryl McClure of Overton, TX and Cody Hooper of Albuquerque,NM.

Her talent and love of art has led her to direct and conduct courses on the subject of Art as Meditation. She has also been commissioned by First Lutheran Church of Longview, TX to paint  “Spiritual Collection” which still hangs in the church today. She created a collage for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone, Africa as a commemoration to the victims of civil unrest. She has exhibited for several local art groups and taught at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts summer programs. She is a member of Southwestern Society of Watercolor Artist.

For more about Sharon see her website http://www.sharongrimesart.com/



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