Tryon artist wins international sculpture contest on Fine Art America

Published 10:11 am Thursday, January 12, 2012

“Kiss of the Mermaid,” by Pauline Ross, of Tryon, recently won a sculpture contest on Fine Art America. (photo submitted by Pauline Ross)

‘Kiss of the Mermaid’
Tryon artist Pauline Ross recently won a sculpture contest on Fine Art America. She will receive six months’ exposure in the UK publication “Competition Zone.”
Ross, who has been a member of FAA for the last three years, is originally from Rockland County, N.Y. She relocated to Virginia in 1998 and then in 2011 to Tryon. Originally a professional photographer, retoucher and restoration artist for more than 30 years, she now works in acrylics, watercolors, oils, woodcarving, pyrographics and painting on glassware.
The winning sculpture, “Kiss of the Mermaid,” was originally a cedar tree that was pulled down in Ross’s yard.
“I couldn’t resist the smell and the hunk of wood staring at me. So I started to carve with intentions of creating a mermaid,” Ross said.
The sculpture is not for sale. For more information, contact Pauline Ross at paulinerossart@ymail.com.
– article submitted