Artist’s Statement

The changing light of day and the moods it creates are the foundations of Sharon’s oil paintings. Layers of transparent glazes are used to achieve a luminous quality and the use of chiaroscuro brings a painting to life. Minute structuring of details as they interact with one another generates tension and interest on an abstract level.
Sharon captures a split second in time — a suspended reality of a particular light and season in order to engage the viewer artistically, emotionally, and intellectually. A synthesis of colour, composition and texture in unison speaks directly to the viewer without further explanation.
Sharon Argyle works in watercolour, etching, oils and photography.

sharonngcPainting is a meditation —a study of the silent space surrounding a thing so its inner life is revealed.
Then the play of light upon it makes it visible.

 

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