Thursday, May 1, 2014

Artist Profile: Sharron Okines

Meet Sharron Okines, an artist from Australia. You can learn more about her at her website sharronokines.weebly.com or on her facebook page Sharon.Okines.Artist.
Sharron Okines (sharronokines.weebly.com)
Where do you live? What made you want to contribute to help raise funds for an animal shelter in Nova Scotia?
I live in Rosebud, which is on the rather lovely Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
I have a rescued dog, my lab Lulu, I donate to rescue shelters locally, but delighted to be able to help raise funds elsewhere in such an innovative way. (thinking I might have to "borrow" this idea to use locally)......

Do you ever find yourself in a creative dry spell? What do you do to get yourself inspired?
I was in a massive dry-spell last year.  Doing something, anything is the key, without expectation. I decided to see if I could manage to do 1 small drawing a day. So far I am up to day 144 and counting. Turns out my best subject matter was my dogs, so I am doing a daily dog drawing from life for as long as they stay still.

Tell us about a current project you are working on?
I have just been invited to take part in a print folio exchange based on my daily dog drawings by a very well known printmaker  here in Australia. (Rona Green).  It will be an edition of 40 prints with 39 other artists who I deeply admire and respect.
 
Thanks Sharron...I'm so glad you participated in the 2014 Paws For Charity Project!

Click on this link to preview this year's book: http://www.blurb.com/books/5210564-2014-paws-for-charity
For a 25% discount on your purchase, input coupon code P4C2014 (valid until June 30, 2014). All proceeds from the sale of these boks are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress (SHAID.ca), an animal Shelter in Nova Scotia.
E-books are also available...you can preview e-books here: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/468601-2014-paws-for-charity 

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