On site at the Taos Mountain Stream

On site at the Taos Mountain Stream


Awards

Yellow Rose Award in Pastel
Rotary Art LXXXVIII

Award of Merit
Jubilee XII

First Prize
Best of Southwest
Amarillo, Texas

Second Place
National Landscape Competition
Amarillo, Texas

Gallery of Ten
Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Inspiration

From earliest childhood I have been drawn to the countryside. Wilderness began for me as soon as I stepped off the road into forest or meadow, the trappings of civilization melted away into textures of ferns, light on a rock wall, the form of a tree against the sky, the colors in a shadow and the elements that determined the atmosphere through which I looked. I would draw constantly to record special discoveries. Pastels and the plains of Texas came into my experience at the same time. I like the immediacy of the pigment on paper. Controlling the texture of the paper and layering the pigment allows the translucent quality of the colors to best imitate the sparkle of natural light. I am compelled to reproduce the vision of what is open, vast, unsullied and wild in order to preserve the sense of wonder and gratitude I feel at each encounter.

Biography

Winton, a native New Englander, received her B.A. in Fine Arts and English from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri, and has lived in Texas since 1971. She thanks her early mentors, Ben and Jinni Konis, for the positive influence their guidance has had on her career. Winton is also grateful for the inspiration that has been drawn from teachers Ray Vinella and Albert Handell, both of whom have played important roles in helping her achieve the success she enjoys today. Collectors of Winton's drawings and paintings are worldwide. Her work hangs in collections in Austria, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Texas and on both U.S. coasts.

Involvement

Winton has been a long time signature member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. Founded in 1972 by Flora B. Giffuni, Pastel Society of America (PSA) is among the oldest, most revered societies in America. Membership is by jury selection. 

In addition to being actively involved with PSA, Winton is also a signature member of the American Plains Artists as well as several other local and regional organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Galleries

The Colony
Amarillo, Texas

Town Square Gallery
 Canyon, Texas

Canadian River Art Gallery
 
Canadian, Texas

Davis & Blevins Gallery
 
St. Jo, Texas

 

Teaching Positions

Amarillo Art Center
Amarillo, Texas

River Valley Pioneer Museum
Canadian, Texas

Pastel Workshop, Assitant
Bagno Vignoni, Italy

Baker Elementary School
Sponsored by the Canadian Arts Alliance
Canadian, Texas

Winton Academy of Art

Canadian, Texas

 

Memberships

Pastel Society of America
Cassatt Pastel Society
Lone Star Pastel Society

 

Publications

 

Art of West Texas Women
A Celebration
Kippra D. Hopper
and Laurie J. Churchill
Texas Tech University Press

April, 2010

Amber Providence
Poems by Howard Barnett
Drawings by Amy Gormley
Goeliner Printing, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri

April, 1975

Southwest Art
Canyons of the Imagination
March, 1989

Canyon Visions: Photographs and Pastels of the Texas Plains
with Dan Flores
Texas Tech University Press

October, 1989

Pastel Artist International
Master Pastel Artist Showcase USA
Vol. 1, No. 3, 2000

The Western Cottonwood
Gardner Smith and Robert Reitz
The Sun and Shadow Press

June, 2006

Southwest Art
Picture Palo Duro
March, 2006

 

 

Permanent Collections

USAA
 
San Antonio, Texas

Carson County Square House Museum
Panhandle, Texas

The Citadelle Art Foundation
 
Canadian, TX

Bishop Defalco Retreat Center
 
Amarillo, Texas

 Plains National Bank
 
Amarillo, Texas

River Valley Pioneer Museum
 
Canadian, Texas

Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
 
Lipscomb, Texas

 

Exhibitions

 Cassatt Pastel Society Exhibition

Berkley Galleries
Scottsdale, Arizona

High Plains Epilepsy Benefit Show & Sale
Amarillo, Texas

Spring Fling
Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center
Wichita Falls, Texas

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Canyon, Texas

Carson County Square House Museum
Panhandle, Texas

Kansas Pastel Society
Wichita, Kansas

Rotary Club of Amarillo Art Exhibition & Sale
Amarillo, Texas

Exposition International De Compiegne Societe Des Pastelistes
De France, Compiegne, France

Jubilee
Amarillo, Texas

"Fiesta"
Laguna Art Museum
Austin, Texas

"Pastel and Glass"
Banaker Gallery
Walnut Creek, California

Two Women Show
Lindenwood College
St. Charles, Missouri

International Exhibition of Pastels
Lille, France

Pastel Societ of America
New York, New York

PSWC National Exhibition
Sacramento, California

MPS National Exhibition
Chicago, Illinois

"Two Women in Pastel"
Galleria Bezan
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

"A 500 Year Survey of the Creche Concept"
Amarillo Art Center
Amarillo, Texas

Greenhouse Gallery of Art
San Antonio, Texas

El Taller
Austin, Texas

Autumn Exhibition
Albequerque, New Mexico

Salmagundi Club Open Exhibition
 
New York, New York