Delightful, unexpected discoveries - on a pleasant journey.
Sharon began drawing horses in small notebooks in elementary school. Her formal training began in high school where she studied under Mr. Marion Pilarski. Sharon attended Indiana University for two years before marriage brought her formal training to an end, but she continues to take workshops and classes from various artists to further her artistic growth.
Sharon prefers to experiment with techniques and media to spice up the traditional and capture new essences of subjects. She paints intuitively which is exciting to her and always satisfying. Recording impressions, the need to create, the excitement of an emerging image from random colors and lines - all of these compel Sharon's art into being. "I delight in the unexpected. I want my viewers to see the sometimes simple, sometimes complex approach to my art, and, in turn, appreciate the serendipitous results."
Sharon's work is a blend of representational and abstract impressionism. Color is also an exciting element which often is the only focus of a piece of art work. She enjoys working in a variety of media because of the unique elements each one presents to the finished art.
Recent awards –
Juror's Choice - Zonta Artful Women's Show 2009
Best of Show - Southern Colorado Watercolor Society - Full Sheet Show - 2009
Best of Show - Salute to Southern Colorado Artists Show 2010
Best of Show – Southern Colorado Watercolor Society/Pueblo Art Guild Show - 2013 .
Sharon is represented by ~
The Artists’ Gallery, Canon City, Co.
3rd Street Gallery, Westcliffe, Co.
Blue Spruce Gallery & Antiques, Florence, Co
Sharon Conner may be reached by phone at
(719) 315-2671 or Email at email@example.com