What do you do with old floats? Some people hang them from trees, others throw them around the yard, and others let them lie where they fall. Artists, especially one north coast artist, makes good use of them. Sharon Caulkins uses floats as a support for acrylic paintings of the ocean, rivers, sea animals and other North Coast scenes. Unafraid to tackle unusual surfaces, Caulkings also paints on rocks.
Sharon Caulkins, born with an incredible artistic gift, is a self-taught artist. Eager to learn as much as possible, she has learned to paint with watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, and to become proficient with tole painting, china painting, and murals, etc.
Caulkins says she will paint on anything that will hold still and that is true. She paints murals on wooden panels (kitchen cupboards, kitchen islands, etc.), on large brass screens, helmets, shovels, crosscut saws, trucks, motorcycles, and carousel horses. Her work has been featured in several art magazines.
Caulkins will exhibit her unique art at the Astoria Art Loft in October. For more information, please ca;; 530.325.4442 or stop by the Astoria Art Loft, 106 Third Street, Astoria, OR.