Pouring Madness: The Acrylic Art of Sharon Giles and Linda Wood Shotwell

Linda Shotwell “Neon Jazz”

IAA is proud to sponsor the exhibit of two members, Sharon Giles and Linda Wood Shotwell, at the West Irving Library May 27 – July 1, 2018.

Sharon and Linda are exhibiting the results of their interest in acrylic pouring (also called fluid painting.) Acrylic pouring is a fascinating process developed recently that creates unpredictable compostions. Pouring refers to paint application using fluid paints poured directly on the canvas or paper instead of using a brush or pen. The paints (usually acrylic) are diluted with a medium to a more fluid consistency and the poured paint is manipulated to create cells and other patterns. Brochure: 2018PouringMadnessExhibitBrochure

Sharon is the webmaster for IAA and also for ArtNewsDFW.com, a website devoted to devoted to news of art events in the North Texas area, especially local artists or art associations (free subscriptions to daily or weekly email newsletters.)

As an artist, Sharon works mainly with water media and printmaking (also using water media). She has earned three Signature awards from art associations: Southwestern Watercolor Society, Society of Watercolors Artists, and the Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition. Her website is SharonGilesArt.com.

Sharon Giles “Tidal Pools”

Linda is the former President and Exhibit Chair for IAA. She considers herself fortunate to have been raised in Iowa, to have worked in England, Ireland and The Netherlands, and to now live in Texas. She attributes her love of organic textures and bright color to her experiences in each of those locales. She concentrates her work in art on drawing, watercolor, acrylic pouring and acrylic printmaking. Her website: www.indalayart.com

Sharon and Linda together sponsor “Acrylic Night”, held on the first Friday evening of each month as an Open Art session at IAA’s gallery. There is no charge to attend, but supplies are required. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy acrylic pouring, acrylic printmaking and anything acrylic!

Exhibit Location:

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near Esters & Rochelle.) Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Linda Shotwell “Hoot Eye”
Sharon Giles “Primordial Storm”