North Carolina-based artist Sharon Dowell is giving us a peek at some or her paint-saturated palettes and other studio supplies. I love how she juxtaposed the fresh dahlia petals with the spray of colorful pencils, and how she shot her tables to emphasize the graphic play of repeating circles.
Sharon is represented by several fine art galleries throughout the Southeast and on the West Coast but now fans of her small architectural and figurative works can also find her over at Etsy. I spotted some vibrant tiny flower paintings too, and she is taking portrait commissions (couples, pets, houses, buildings).
Last summer Sharon traveled to Iceland where she was inspired by both natural and man-made sites.
Her small painting, Color Shift (Frakkastigur/Jokulsarlon), grew out of visits to Jokulsarlon, a glacier lagoon, and Frakkastigur, a bustling street in Reykjavik. Sharon says, "The idea is to merge landscape and architecture; a commentary on man's relationship to nature."
I also wanted to sneak in this image from one of my past posts about Sharon's work. It's a familiar sight to architecture buffs.
[All images courtesy Sharon Dowell.]