Sharon is a self-taught artist. She has been drawing and painting as far back as her memories take her. She grew up and still lives near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Many of her inspirations for her work come from this land that is steeped in history and beauty. Sharon draws a lot of her ideas for her paintings from her rich German-French heritage.
When she was a little girl she loved listening to the stories that her grandparents, great aunts, great uncles, and her parents would tell of the old times. Stories such as her paternal great grandparents who had eighteen children, seventeen boys and the last to be born was a girl! They raised this large family on their farm in Maryland. Her maternal great grandfather was a "jack of all trades". Among his many jobs were farmer and oysterman on the Chesapeake Bay.
Each one of Sharon's paintings tells a story. When you look at her work you will be transported back to a simpler time. A time when daily chores, family, church, and community wove the rich tapestry of everyday life. Perhaps when you see her work it will bring back some memories to you and some sunshine to light up your day!
Sharon has been selected and listed in the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts since 2009. Her painting, A Maryland Crabfeast, was chosen to be in the 2009 AARP calendar, and she was recognized as an emerging artist by the 2009 Ann Marie Garden Artfest in Solomons, Maryland. Sharon's paintings are now available in puzzle form from Bits and Pieces, www.bitsandpieces.com.
All of Sharon's giclee' prints are titled, signed, and numbered by her personally.
Sharon lives in Anne Arundel County Maryland with her husband and Siberian Husky, Kaiyah.