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Sharon is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a juried member of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Her watercolors have won awards in National and local competitions. Sharon’s paintings hang in public buildings in Washington State as well as hotels in Alaska. An article featuring Sharon’s watercolor techniques was published in the Artists’ Magazine, October 2000 issue. See many more of Sharon's paintings on her website.
“Watercolor is a means for me to celebrate nature. Trees, flowers, and water are a few elements that capture my imagination. I look for unique patterns within small areas of nature and try to emphasize them. The painting generally begins with several photographs taken in early morning sunlight. I am most successful when I have sunlight to help me define shapes, shadows and translucent color. For me, watercolor is all about light and translucent color, accented with rich, deep shadows. The intent is to achieve a glow with watercolor by using complementary colors, glazing (layering one color over another), and sharp value contrasts.”