Art is my refuge.
But in addition to being a place to escape, it provides a vital energy source, an essential avenue to express joy and a safe place to channel despair. The wonder and awe of nature and childhood are often the foundation for my creativity.
My emotions drive me. Color, contrast, and composition motivate me. I play with realism but lose myself to artistic license, often adding some level of abstraction to my subject, either with color, background, or subject.
Experimenting and exploring keep me changing things up, an important aspect to my self and life’s dynamic roller coaster. But in the end, art and painting are my passport beyond reality.
Sharlene Welton, Artist
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