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  the Monadnock Area Artists Association (MAAA), South County Art Association, Wickford Art Association and Pastel Painters of Cape Cod.  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 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 MAAA 2013 Juried Fine Art Show at the Jaffrey Civic Center's Cunningham Gallery in

       Peterborough NH - July 2013

      The Vermont Pastel Society's Juried Exhibition at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho,

      Vermont in April 2013