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

Irving Art Association (IAA) is the sponsor of our exhibit at the West Irving Library May 27 – July 1, 2018.

Linda and I are “pouring buddies” and together we host “Acrylic Night” on the first Friday of each month at IAA’s gallery in Irving. This exhibit is results of our exploration of acrylic pouring (also called fluid painting.) Acrylic pouring is a fascinating process developed recently that creates unpredictable compositions. 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 for the exhibit: IAA2018PouringMadnessExhibitBrochure

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

Here’s some of her work:

Shotwell “Neon Jazz”

Shotwell “Hoot Eye”

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.

Here’s a couple of my pieces in the exhibit:

Giles “Golden Tide”

Giles “Primordial Storm”