Para Wining

Para Winingham received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Further studies were at Pacific Basin Fiber Arts School, Berkeley California, and graduate work in film/animation production at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Ca. After a career as an ink & paint artist in the animation business, Para continued to produce fine art paintings, and ran a decorative painting business which included murals, furniture, fabric painting, retail & window displays, and graphic design. Currently working with fiber, Para paints, draws, stitches, and beads on fabric. Motifs are derived from metaphysical concepts related to energy matrixes, alchemy, sacred geometry, symbology, the Qabalah, and mandala designs from various ethnic sources. She has shown her work in galleries in California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Texas. She presently resides in Portland, OR.