Painting started at the age of 11 in an oil painting class. She trained at the University of Alberta and studied the Old Master’s at
Pro’s Art School. Her desire to create has been enriched by learning watercolors from Willie Wong, and studying the old masters
with Gene Procop’s oil painting classes.
Sharon has been a member of the Art Society of Strathcona County since 1992, a member of the Society of Western Canadian
Artists since 1999. She was a member of the Art Acquisition Council of Strathcona County from 1997-1998.
Sharon has participated in juried and small group shows throughout Alberta; at The Kamena Gallery in Edmonton; Picture This
in Sherwood Park and The Artists Gallery in Stony Plain. In God’s Country, (one of her wildlife paintings) was awarded first prize
in the juried Alberta show of the Winter Games 2000 and was a Finalist in 2007 for the Canadian Brushstroke Magazine. In 2010
her painting Mist of a Forgotten Shore came in 1st for the People’s Choice Awards at The Victoria Sketch Club show and sale.
Sharon leads a varied life; as an artist, and an Animal Health Technologist. Sharon can be found painting in her studio,
outdoors, at the family elk ranch (in Alberta) tending to the animals, or volunteering at the SPCA Wild Arc in Metchosin, B.C.
Sharon is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and a member of the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts
Society, and The Victoria Sketch Club.
Her award winning paintings can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America and England. All
proceeds from the sale of paintings are donated to various charities, such as The Land Conservancy, The SPCA Wild Arc and
Time for a Cure.
|In recent years Sharon’s concentration has
been focused on landscape painting and
horses – trying to reflect on the light and
mood of the image.