“I am drawn to man-made subject matter, probably from my years as an architect. I enjoy exploring the form and texture of both shiny new and aging objects, often coming in for a close up view. Dramatic lighting brings depth to the objects and a theatrical sense often at odds with the common nature of the subject.
My work starts with a photograph. I always have a camera on hand to capture unexpected objects and compositions. I crop the image on the computer to discover the most interesting and dramatic arrangement. I use a variety of sanded papers, depending on my subject matter and both hard and soft pastels. ”
Winkler graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with a BA in Art History and a Masters of Architecture. She worked as a licensed architect in both Ohio and North Carolina. She currently paints in her studio in Asheville, NC.
Gallery Shows and Publications
Pastel Journal May/June 2019
Happy to have an article published in this International magazine, titled Painting in Parts. "One artist finds solutions, creativity and meaning in her exploration of the polyptych."
Excited to be featured on the Last Page on the May/June 2019 issue!
Woolworth Walk Solo Show
25 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
April 1 - 30 , 2019
2018 NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition
3900-A West Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27407
Exhibition open May 11 - June 12, 2018
My painting "Bridge Beauty" won Award of Excellence
from juror Liz Haywood-Sullivan
2017 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition
Burke Arts Council Jailhouse Gallery
115 E. Meeting Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Exhibition open Oct. 19 - Nov. 17, 2017
My painting "Unattached" won Honorable Mention
from juror Dawn Emerson
NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition
The Cornwell Center
2001 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28207
May 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017
I have two paintings juried into the annual NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition. Hope you'll stop by if you are in the area, it is always a great exhibition.
I was awarded Best in Show for my painting "Coal Train", a very exciting experience!
WNC Woman Magazine
Excited to have my painting on the December 2016 cover of WNC Woman magazine!