Nature is my muse. A scene captures my imagination when a combination of nature, light, time and space transforms the everyday into a moment of unique beauty. That moment, that feeling, is the catalyst for my paintings. As I paint, I relive the exhilaration and wonder. I remember how I felt at that magical moment when the landscape was first revealed. Using strong composition, with dramatic variations of light and dark, I lead the eye, like a dancer, along the canvas to recreate my exhilaration. Whether I am in the studio or on location painting plein air, remembering that first moment of extraordinary discovery is why I paint.
Born in Pennsylvania, I studied fine art at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and completed my art training at Parson's School of Design in NYC. While working in the Fashion Industry as a designer for over a decade, I traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United Sates.
After moving to Los Angeles, I began to pursue my passion for painting landscapes and have explored the challenges of painting on location, plein air. I have participated in plein air competitions and won numerous awards for my work. You can see my complete biography and more of my paintings at my website: sharonweaver.com
Sharon Weaver joined Fine Art America on March 4th, 2009.