As I mentioned in my earlier article on Surtex, press kits are an opportunity to be published by blogs or other publications. While at the show, several press kits caught my attention so I am going to publish a few artists that had one.
Artist Sharyn Sowell
"Sharyn Sowell's studio is a tiny cottage in the garden awash with snips and scraps of paper, pots of ink and glue, scissors, clattering old printing presses, several Nikons and far too many tubes of paint" - Sharyn says. Her mixed media work has been "more successful than she ever dreamed possible," featured on products from best-seller Kindle and iPad covers to home decor, fabric, giftware and much, much more.
A calligrapher, silhouette, and watercolor artist who loves her vintage printing press, Sharyn combines cut paper, type, photography, watercolor and pen work into layered mixed media designs. When not working in her studio, Sharyn can be found working as artist-in-residence on cruise ships, teaching workshops nationwide, digging in the garden or hiking rugged mountains, where she sings a very off-key hymn of praise for the miracles that surround us.
Sharyn Sowell in her Surtex booth