Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places.
- Camille Pissarro
I cherish those surprise moments when I become aware that there is a greater force at work through me, and years of learned technique turn fluently into something beautiful on canvas. I strive to share this healing power of inspiration with others, and I believe the true gift of being an artist lies in the ability to see possibility and beauty everywhere.
Sharon grew up in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. In 1991, she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. From 1992-1993 she attended graduate classes in English Literature at Villanova University until beginning her career in marketing and package design for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She has freelance experience in medical illustration, local and national ad campaigns, corporate identity creation, and hardscape designs installed in residential, commercial and institutional properties.
In a search to advance her skills and pursue a career in fine art, in 2012 Sharon began her studies at Studio Incamminati under renowned painters Leona and Nelson Shanks. The focus of her training has been modeled after traditional Italian Accademia and French Atelier schools, combined with the color language of the Impressionists. She is looking forward to teaching the skills learned at Incamminati to others, and doing her part to promote the Contemporary Realist movement. In addition to portraiture, her goals include the traditional painting genres of landscape, still life, and the figure. She has studied under internationally recognized and award-winning artists Jon DeMartin, Darren Kingsley, Steven Early, Kerry Dunn, Natalie Italiano, Leona Shanks, and ARC Living Masters Dan Thompson and Nelson Shanks. Sharon lives in Berwyn with her three children which she considers her best works yet, and her golden retriever.