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February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening: Sharyn A. Brotz
Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening featuring:
Sharyn A. Brotz
Endearing Whimsy-Little Face Art
About the Exhibit:
An assortment of watercolor and gouache pieces featuring a whimsical and gentle perspective of the world. The pieces are part of galleries on her web site—(www.littlefaceart.com) which contain paintings of animals, landscapes, flowers and collages. Samples of each are presented in this gallery collection. The collection presented for this month are high resolution, plexi-glass renditions. Some originals are available upon request to the artist.
About the Artist:
Sharyn A. Brotz has been an artist since childhood. She always had a pen to doodle or a set of paints to color and design. There was a long period where her dominant focus was on business-related pursuits. She was born in New York and then followed her brother to California to study economics and engineering at Stanford University where she graduated. She worked as a technical writer and business analyst and then as a Project Manager in the travel industry. After years working at an airline and several cruise lines, she founded Pragmatic Systems International Corporation, a boutique consulting company. She continued to work as a project or program manager for several top companies in South Florida. You can read more about her company at https://pragmatic-systems.com.
She gradually returned to her first love of art and of creative writing. Her art provides a wonderful respite from the fast-paced business world and an escape to an environment where all species get along and where diversity is cherished. She loves the water and tends to paint in water-based mediums including watercolor, gouache, and acrylics. She also has dabbled in mixed media to provide dimension to her work. In addition, Sharyn authored two children’s books (which were featured in a previous book reading at Books and Books). She wrote “Wally B Can Jump”, about a feisty wallaby who wanted to participate in the Australian Olympics, and “Jimmy, the Athletic Wallaby”, about Wally B’s supportive brother. The books were written in both English and Spanish. She has exhibited her work in Fort Lauderdale and several times in Key Biscayne, Fl.
She is multi-lingual and has travelled extensively, admiring different cultures and perspectives around the world. Her art work reflects her extensive travel and unwavering optimism.
A portion of all proceeds of art work sold will go to the Australian Koala Foundation and other organizations promoting animal kindness.