SharonSS Kow

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

SharonSS Kow


Sharon Siew Suan KOW is an artist living and working in Penang, Malaysia. She began seriously pursuing coloured pencil art in 2013. Her style of art gravitate towards Realism where she pays utmost attention to details, values and nuances.

To Sharon, painting is almost like meditation where her mind is free from everything else and solely focus on what she is working on at that moment. It is when she ‘feels’ instead of ‘seeing’. She uses common, ordinary subjects to metaphorically create a visual understanding of logic and emotions that are integrated into the fabric of human lives.

Working with colour pencils is a slow, tedious process that requires a lot of patience. Armed with a good understanding and techniques of the medium, producing artworks that is at par with other recognised medium is not impossible.

Sharon is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) since 2016. Her art works have been featured and published in several international publications and have exhibited both locally and internationally.

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