Toska Courbron Art

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Meet the Artist

Toska Courbron, WSA—   Toska Courbron Bio

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.  Therefore, it is my determination to share what I have learned with artists willing to learn.  No holding back!

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.

Toska is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Georgia Watercolor Society, Montgomery Art Guild, Selma Art Guild, Alabama Plein Air Artists, Alabama Pastel Society, and  served on the Watercolor Society of Alabama, Board of Directors, 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–One to three-day workshops by request. Workshop topics can focus on techniques of any medium (watercolor, oil, pastel), or focus on principles applicable to any medium i.e. composition, color, and use of reference photos.  Private lessons when space available.

Education:

  • Studied art at College of the Canyons, CA and through numerous workshops and on-line classes.
  • Master of Science Degree, Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Associate of Art Degree at Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
Date Honors and Awards Exhibition Piece Title Medium Location
           
    2017      
2017 Honorable Mention Prattauga Art Guild Sierra Frosty Morning Oil Prattville, AL
2017 First Place Prattauga Art Guild The Past is Present Again-Apalachicola Watercolor Prattville, AL
2017 First Place Prattauga Art Guild Winter Glory Watercolor Prattville, AL
 2017  “Peggy Brown Memorial Award for Watercolor”  $1000 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition  With the Parade Watercolor Montgomery, AL
2017 Juried XXXVIII National Watercolor Exhibition–Georgia Watercolor  Society With the Parade Watercolor Carrollton, GA
2017 Juried Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition Winter Glory Pastel Wetumpka, AL
2017 Award of Merit Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition Elk’s Backyard Pastel Wetumpka, AL
2017 Juried Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition Alabama Fall Pastel Wetumpka, AL
2017 Juried Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition Along New Hampshire Roads Pastel Wetumpka, AL
2017 Second Place Award Elmore County Art Guild 33rd Annual Show Parade Moment Watercolor Wetumpka, AL
2017 Honorable Mention Elmore County Art Guild 33rd Annual Show St. Marks Oil Wetumpka, AL
                               2016      
2016 Juried 75th National Watercolor Exhibition–Watercolor Society of Alabama With the Parade Watercolor Decatur, AL
2016 Juried 37th National Exhibition–Georgia Watercolor Society Pulling for the Parade Watercolor GA
2016 Juried Arts Revive–Roots and Wings Winter Glory Pastel Selma, AL
2015
2015 Best in Show Selma Juried Art Exhibition Selma Impressions Watercolor Selma, AL
2015 First Place Selma Juried Art Exhibition Pulling for the Parade Watercolor Selma, AL
2015 Honorable Mention Selma Juried Art Exhibition Rainy Day Walk Watercolor Selma, AL
2015 Juried Energen Art Competition Parade Moment Watercolor Birmingham, AL
2015 Juried 74th National Watercolor Exhibition–Watercolor Society of Alabama Rainy Day Walk Watercolor Fairhope, AL
 

 

2014

2014 Juried Member Award No. 1 73rd National Watercolor Exhibition–

Watercolor Society of Alabama

Parade Moment Watercolor Decatur, AL
2014 Dr. John Bowman Adams Mem. Watercolor Award $1000 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Winter Parade Pintos Watercolor Montgomery, AL
2014 First Place Society of Arts and Crafts- 35th Annual Waterfront Show and Competition Court Square Jewel Oil on linen Montgomery, AL
2014 Excellence Award Elmore County Art Guild Fall Show Winter Parade Pintos Watercolor Wetumpka, AL
2014 Juried Watercolor Society of Alabama–Member Show Rainy Days Watercolor Birmingham, AL
2014 Juried Georgia Watercolor Society Member Show Parade Moment Watercolor Sandy Springs, GA
2014 First Place Selma Art Guild Summer Show Parade Moment Watercolor Selma, AL
2014 Juried Energen Art Competition Coastal Oregon Oil Birmingham, AL
2014 First Place Elmore County Art Guild, Winter Show Snow Bridge Pastel Wetumpka, AL
2014 First Place Elmore County Art Guild, Winter Show End of Season Watercolor Wetumpka, AL
2014 Honorable Mention Elmore County Art Guild, Winter Show Sedona Reflections Pastel Wetumpka, AL
2013
2013 Juried Watercolor Society of Alabama Member’s Showcase End of Season Watercolor Birmingham, AL
2013 Second Place Prattauga Art Guild  Fall Art Show Alabama Fall Pastel Prattville, AL
2013 Merit Award Prattauga Art Guild Fall Art Show Woodland Glow Oil Prattville, AL
2013 Purchase Award and Honorable Mention Prattauga Art Guild Fall Art Show Capitol Visit Watercolor Prattville, AL
2013 Juried 47th Annual Montgomery Art Guild-Regions Bank Exhibition Coastal Oregon Oil Montgomery, AL
2013 Juried National Watercolor Society of Alabama 72nd National Exhibition Morning Mist Rising Watercolor Hartselle, AL
2013 Juried Energen Art Exhibition Alabama Fall Pastel Birmingham, AL
2013 Second Place Elmore County Art Guild, Summer Breeze Art Show Coastal Oregon Oil Wetumpka, AL
2013 Honorable Mention Elmore County Art Guild, Winter Show Lifting Fog Oil Wetumpka, AL