She lives by the Golden Rule. Years ago her mother told her, “You’re a long time dead, so enjoy life!”, and she does.
She wanted to be a teacher since she was four years old and looked into her first classroom. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Daemen College, Buffalo, NY in 1966. She retired in 1997 after 32 years as an art teacher in Niagara Falls, NY.
In 1983 she went on a 6 month sabbatical studying fiber arts on the eastern coast, from Florida to Massachusetts. She chose not to apply this experience towords a masters degree, but do it for the pure joy.
In 1997 she became a snowbird, but after 1 year became a Florida resident.
She managed Gallery on Virginia, Art League of Orange County's co-op gallery in Orlando, Fl. for 2 years, 2002-2004. She had no experience in this field, but took on the challenge as she had just taken a wonderful marketing class and felt she could apply what was learned to the gallery.
Soft Pastel & pastel pencils. She prefers nature, architecture and landscapes with sweeping vistas. Her work goes from very detailed to almost abstract. Now that age has caught up with her, she has been doing more studio work and less plein air. She is looking forward to studio works using these same themes, but working at a much slower pace. She has built quite a photo library to this end. Sharon’s pastel works are created using many layers of color to build up to the finished image. She likes to capture “a place and time in history”.
Mossage: mosiac/collage-her own word. It consists of tiny pieces of paper cut from the pages of magazines and glued in place. The result is often an impressionistic- like image, “painted” with pieces of paper.
Sharon is a member of:
Sanford Seminole Art Association,
Pastel Society Of Central Florida
International Association of Pastel Societies
Central Florida Plein Air Artists
She is a past member of Niagara Arts Guild in Lockport, NY, where she exhibited and took 2 first place honors. A piece of her work was shown in the first exhibition held by American Impressionist Society, in Vero Beach in 1998 and has exhibited in Leu Gardens, Orlando Public Library, Maitland Civic Center, Flagler Beach, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, New Smyrna Beach and in 2016 in Williamsville NY at her alma mater. This past year, a piece of her work was chosen to hang in the Sunniland Corporations office