ArtNewsDFW Featured Artist Sharon Giles
Since 2006, ArtNewsDFW.com has given artists better visibility and allowed art organizations to share information more easily. Thanks to her dedication it is an amazing repository of local art events.
She also creates award winning art, teaches art, and is a busy volunteer. She is the webmaster for Irving Art Association who built that site into a web magazine before even the New York Times had the concept completely sorted out. She is a recent webmaster for the Southwestern Watercolor Society in Dallas, and currently, she provides web-tech support for the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth. She also supports art initiatives at the West Irving Library.
Sharon routinely creates prints, paintings, collage, and altered art. She teaches suminagashi (Japanese marbling) and gelli printing (monotypes without a press) and, of course, web skills. She has recently earned Signature Status from Southwestern Watercolor Society and Society of Watercolor Artists.
The fresh, inspiring book, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, is her current favorite book about art. Its creative style reflects her own work: don’t try to define Sharon’s art, because tomorrow it’s going to be different. She is just not that into routine, and her quest to learn everything about art informs her very imaginative, free spirited style. Her work is fluid, experimental, and full of texture, life and complexity. There’s often a playful element; a spark of wit or a hint of fantasy.