Artist’s Statement— I enjoy painting because I am creating something new; it’s always a challenge; and I am always learning from the experience. When I paint, I try to create something new based on my impression, perception, or mood of a place or scene. If I had to label my artistic style, I guess it would range between representational and impressionistic. I have no favorite medium. I choose the medium depending on the subject or how I feel that day. I feel that the act of creating a work of art is and should be personal and intimate to the artist. However, I am thrilled when someone enjoys or makes some personal connection with my paintings. I truly enjoy the challenge, satisfaction, and intimacy gained from creating an original work of art.
Bio: Toska Courbron is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama. Toska developed drawing and painting skills in high school where she earned a little money selling drawings of the Beatles and horse portraits. Toska is a Certified Fraud Examiner-Retired, has a BS is Accounting, and MS in Management. She moved around the Country working as an accountant for private industry (12 years) and an Audit Manager for the Navy and Air Force (32 plus years). During this time, she was a member of several art organizations and won numerous awards along the way. Since retiring, she now devotes full time to painting, teaching art, and supporting art organizations. List of awards and achievements.
Toska is currently on the Watercolor Society of Alabama, Board of Directors, and set up and maintains their website; is a member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, Montgomery Art Guild, Selma Art Guild, Alabama Plein Air Artists, Alabama Pastel Society, and former Secretary of the Elmore County Art Guild, Alabama. Since retiring, she is devoting her time and effort into developing her own style, working with oil, watercolor, and pastel. She has given lectures and instruction at art guild meetings.
Workshops–Toska actively teaches one to three-day workshops by request. Workshops are in any of the major mediums with focus on techniques, composition, and use of reference photos.
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Email to: ToskaCourbronArt@bellsouth.net