Sharon Kow

In this Quiet Moment

14 x 20 inches (35 x 50 cm)

300gsm (140lbs) hot pressed Arches aquarelle paper

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Caran D’ache Pablos

Own photo reference

Sharon is an artist living and working in Penang, Malaysia. She began seriously pursuing coloured pencil art in 2013 at the age of 43. Her style of art gravitates towards contemporary realism, paying extreme attention to details, nuances of colour and light. Every piece of her art sparks familiarity. Her inspirations derive from simple, everyday subjects which she uses metaphorically to create a visual understanding of logic and emotions that are integrated into the fabric of our lives.  
 

 

Publications/Feature:

 2019

 Featured in American Art Collector Magazines (March 2019)

- 12 Contemporary Women Artists by Veronica Winters.

 2018
Contributing artist in "Draw Reflections in Colored Pencil" by Ann Kullberg. USA.
- A Step by Step bible of Colored Pencil Reflections Techniques from 28 Master Artists.
2017
Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Volume V, 
Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe. USA
“Pluralism”
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Strokes Of Genius 9. USA
- The Best of Drawing-Creative Discoveries
"Of Time Long Past"
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Interview inclusion in collection of '100 Great Master Artists of Our Time' by DrawPj.com, USA

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Featured Artist in Eksentrika.com. MALAYSIA
http://eksentrika.com/artist-creates-life-like-artworks-by-using-just-colour-pencils1/
 

2016
Featured in Fireflyz #31 (May2016), in-flight magazine for Firefly, 
subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines. MALAYSIA
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Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Volume IV, 
Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe. USA
“In The Light”
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Contributing Artist in "DRAW Portrait in Colored Pencil" by Ann Kullberg. 
Step by step bible of colored pencil portrait technique from 29 Master Artists.

2015

Profile Artist
Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine Vol.192 "Contemplation"
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Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Cats and Dogs Portrait. 
"Contemplation"
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CP-Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine Vol. 183. 
"CP Girls of Penang-Colored Pencil in Malaysia"
2014
Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Volume III, Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe. USA
“Tranquility Within”
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Colored Pencil Magazine September 2014. Art gallery section
"Tranquility Within"
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CP - Ann Kullberg’s Magazine for Colored Pencil Artists July 2014. 
Step by step on "A Mother's Prayer" 
2013 
Colored Pencil Magazine Student/Winter 2014.
“Leo”, My First Commissioned

 

Awards:

"Contemplation" 
Award of Excellence
23rd Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition 2015 Atlanta, GA, USA.
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"For One More Day" 
Honorable Mention
2015 Colored Pencil Society of America Spring ArtSpectation Online Exhibition.

 

Exhibitions:

 2018

 2018 International Guild of Realism 13th Annual Juried Exhibition

- Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 

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2018 Taiwan International Art Exchange Exhibition
Yunlin County and Yilan County, Taiwan R.O.C.
- Yunlin County Pro-People Space.
- Cultural Affairs Bureau Yilan County.
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Imago Mundi 3 Nations 600 Art Group Show im#3
(Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia)
HULO Hotel & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2017
Colored Pencil Society of America 25th International Exhibition 2017
The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, USA
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YES! It's Colour Pencils Exhibition
(Collaborative Art Exhibition with Iranian artists, Solmaz Pessian and Faramas)
The Refinery Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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2017 Taiwan International Art Exchange Exhibition "Yunlin Art Together"
Yunlin, Taiwan R.O.C.
-Beigang Culture Centre of Yunlin County
-Xiluo Old Street Cultural Museum
2016
Langkawi Art Biennale 2016
Langkawi International Convention Centre
Kedah, Malaysia
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Colored Pencil Society of America 24th International Exhibition 2016
The American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Faber-Castell Malaysia Inaugural Art Exhibition “Amplify” 2016.
Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2015
Colored Pencil Society of America 23rd International Exhibition 2015
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta. GA. USA.

2014
The Fine Art of Colour Pencil
TheArtESpace, Straits Quay, Tanjung Pinang, Penang, Malaysia.
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Colored Pencil Society of America 22nd International Exhibition
Ormond Memorial Museum, Florida, USA

“POISE”

21.5 x 15.5 inches (54.60 x 39.35cm)

244gsm hot pressed TAKEO NT-RASHA printing paper

Faber-Castell Polychromos/Caran D’Ache Luminance

Own photo reference

(2018)

“AMELIORATE”

26 x 20 inches (66 x 52cm)

300gsm hot pressed Arches paper

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer (underpainting)/

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Own photo reference

(2018)

“TRANSCENDENT IN THE LIGHT”

20 x 12 inches (52 x 30cm)

300gsm hot pressed Lanaquarelle paper

Caran D’Ache Luminance (White)

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Own photo reference

(2019)

These two videos feature our very own Master Member Sharon Kow as she talks about her own artistic journey and the growing interest of the coloured pencil medium in Malaysia.

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