Born in London, England, Sharon has traveled, painted and sketched all over the world. Since age 9 when she completed her first oil painting she has felt inspired to create. Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Plymouth University and a Royal Yachting Association Senior Sailing Instructor rating. Her adventures have taken her to many foreign ports allowing her to pursue her two loves - sailing and painting.
Living and painting in both California and Hawaii allows Sharon to explore the outdoors all year round. Seen by a mariner's eye, she provides absorbing and unique views of the Hawaiian Islands and California. Within her paintings you will see a nautical touch, quite often her signature piece is a sailboat placed somewhere in her scenic paintings.
Sharon's primary medium is watercolor. She captures beautiful vistas with an impressionistic palette, displaying a sensitivity of light and color with a soft mesmerizing quality.
Sharon has had exhibitions all over the world including England, Germany, the U.S.A. and Spain. While living in Spain, Sharon was named one of the Best 20th Century Spanish artists. She authored several newspaper Spanish and English articles encouraging more people to take up art, interviewed on radio talk shows and produced a TV series Painting for Beginners.
As a Navy wife, she has completed several commissions for commanding officers of various US Navy and Coast Guard vessels. Her original paintings and limited edition giclée prints have been collected by the Honorable John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Rear Admiral Al Konetzni, Commander Submarine Force Pacific Fleet; Admiral Townes, Major General Parker, General Hailston, Rear Admiral Porterfield, Admiral McClelland, among others.
Sharon is a member of several artist societies and guilds including the La Jolla Art Association, the San Diego Watercolor Society, the San Diego Art Institute, the Escondido Art Association, the Shelter Island Art Association, and the North County Fine Arts Society.
"I am drawn to the beauty of the outdoors and I concentrate on painting landscapes and seascapes. To me painting is exciting because it is an adventure in self-discovery. I love sharing my artwork with others because it lets the viewer enjoy a different perspective of the world."
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