About the Artist
Meet Sina March
An Artist's Journey in Pursuit of Fine Oil Painting Technique
Sina March was reared in a rich and vibrant artistic environment in upstate New York. From an early age, she and her three siblings were encouraged to express themselves through art. Her mother was a poet and her father, a chemical engineer, was also a talented painter. Her father was Sina’s first painting teacher. These early influences caused her to study, explore, and create throughout her life.
Enrolling in the fine art program at Rockford College in Illinois, Sina studied drawing, painting, print making, ceramics, sculpture, and art history. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Education along with a teaching certificate for secondary school. After graduating in 1972, she and her husband moved to Denver, Colorado, where she accepted a position with Mountain Bell, the area’s telecommunications company. Throughout her thirty-six year career, Sina held a number of non-traditional positions in this industry. Her art background was applied to painting murals, designing visual aids for presentations, space planning, managing the interior design department and coordinating the corporate art collection. In 1985, she earned a certificate in Interior Design from the Colorado Institute of Art.
Sina and her husband reared two children during these corporate years, and offered them a similar upbringing to their own…rich in artistic explorations and opportunities. In 2002, after their son and daughter left for college, Sina began taking painting lessons from Chuck Ceraso, an accomplished painter schooled in the Henry Henche, “art of color seeing”. As a member of the Art Students League of Denver, she widened her base through fine instruction and collaboration. Ken Valastro introduced her to the “painterly painting” experience, and Kim English encouraged capturing a figure in five minutes. Margaretta Gilboy showed her that a tweak on the canvas, “just a smidge”, could result in a remarkable improvement.
Sina is now pursuing her art full-time. In the Spring of 2013, she completed a year studying with Kevin Weckbach and his Master Painting Class at the Curtis Art Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. With Kevin’s enlightened guidance, she explored and applied the elements of painting along with the visual approaches.
Always the student, Sina continues to grow as a painter. She teaches a weekly oil/acrylic class at the Teller Street Gallery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, where she also has a studio.
Her work has achieved recognition by earning various awards in juried art shows in the Denver area. In addition, her painting “Hideaway Lake” was chosen for the art collection of Kaiser Permanente and hangs in their medical building in downtown Denver.