Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sharon's dream was always to create art - in any shape or form. After graduating from Johnson & Wales in Providence, she established several successful art and craft businesses where she used her artistic abilities in creative design. Later, after running a Vermont inn and an antiquarian bookstore, Sharon returned to the joy of creating art through photography, mosaics, pen & ink drawing, and now especially, through soft pastels. She had fallen in love with this delicious medium and with the joy of putting beautiful color and form to paper.
Sharon's pastel studies have included classes and workshops with such wonderful teachers as Robert K. Carsten, Stan Sperlak, Debora Stewart, Donna Rossetti Bailey, Louise Max, Liz Haywood-Sullivan and Jacob Aquiar. She is dedicated to continue daily to learn and grow in her craft.
She is a member of South County Art Association in Kingston Rhode Island, Wickford Art Association in Wickford, Rhode Island, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod and the Lyme Art Assoication in Old Lyme Connecticut. She was a founding member of Paint Fiber Clay in Vermont, a group of amazingly talented and generous artists and artisans whose goal was to share their love of the arts and to contribute and encourage each member's growth in their particular medium.
Sharon's artwork has been shown at The Gallery at the Vault in Springfield Vermont, Artistree Gallery in Woodstock Vermont, South County Art Association in Kingston Rhode Island and Wickford Art Association in Wickford Rhode Island.
Past juried and gallery shows include:
Wickford Art Association's Appetite for Art, February 2019
Received First Prize for her pastel, Sunshine on My Shoulders
South County Art Association, Open Juried Show, February 2019
Wickford Art Association's Landscapes: Real & Imagined, March 2018
Received Honorable Mention for her pastel, Bemused
South County Art Assoiation's Juried Print, Paint, & Drawing Annual Show, February to March 2018
South County Art Association's Members Invitational Show, May - June 2017
South County Art Association's Members Juried Show in Kingston RI, February 2016
Small Works exhibit at the Artistree Gallery in Woodstock VT, December 2014
Group show of Paint Fiber Clay held at the Grafton Inn in Grafton Vermont
December 8 2013 through January 31 2014
The Vermont Pastel Society's Juried Exhibition at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho,
Vermont in April 2013