Sharon Pitts Tour Date: June 8-17, 2017
(arrive in Dubrovnik on June 7th and depart on June 18th)
7 days on the Island of Korcula and 3 days in the Dubrovnik area!
“Painting is my language. With watercolor, brush and paper, I look to see mystery in the literal. I cut open a large navel orange, and before me appear sunburst segments with sparkle of light coming alive with the water and color of the paint. In the bark of a tree with its endless overlapping segments, vertical channels and molten textures, I see colors of grays, purples,
pinks, browns.I am fascinated with the play of patterns, the flow of color in water, the graduations of light and dark, and what is suggested and felt rather than the literal. As I paint, I translate what is there in front of me to a new forms evolving on the watercolor paper. I am drawn to elements that are ephemeral and not immediately seen such as reflections, overlaps, dappling light, colors flowing one into another, fading and disappearing forms.”
Listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Sharon Pitts has been painting in watercolor since 1980. She takes her ideas from themes based in nature such as flowers, trees, nests and landscapes. Other themes include cowboy boots, kimonos and Hawaiian shirts.
She combines interplay between representation and abstraction with unexpected color combinations and compositions, working with the natural flow of watercolor.
Ms. Pitts has a B.A. in Plastic and Graphic Arts from the University of Illinois in Chicago and studied at The Barnes Foundation. She has been teaching watercolor since 1995 and currently teaches watercolor at the Montclair Art Museum.
See more of Sharon’s work here
*Painters have priority, but non-artist partners (shared accommodations only)
are welcome to come and enjoy the island at their own pace.