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Splash

The best part of a day at the beach for this boy is being splashed by a big wave. Acrylic on 12 inch x 12 inch wood panel.
The best part of a day at the beach for this boy is being splashed by a big wave. Acrylic on 12 inch x 12 inch wood panel.

Navajo Loop Trail View - Bryce Canyon

These trails take you into the pink and rust rock formations of Bryce Canyon. Acrylic on 24 inch by 18 inch wood panel.
These trails take you into the magical rock formations (hoodoos) of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Acrylic on 24 inch by 18 inch wood panel.

Forest Spirit

Red headed girl in profile with abstract blue and green background.
The abstract green background reflects her love of the forest and the creatures. Watercolor on paper 14 inch by 11 inch matted and framed to 20 inch by 16 inch.

Steps on the Journey

Roots form the steps on this trail in nearby woods. Watercolor on paper 18 inch high by 14 inch wide.
Roots form the steps on this trail in nearby woods. Watercolor on paper 18 inch high by 14 inch wide.

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About Sharon

Howard County

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I paint in watercolor and acrylic on paper and wood panels. I love watercolor because it combines luminosity with soft edges and unpredictable results. My acrylic paintings use many layers, textural effects and collage elements. I find the space between representational and purely abstract images most compelling. My subject matter varies based on what I find intriguing and challenging. I use abstract elements in my work yet I keep the natural world at the forefront in most pieces. My most recent... more

National Parks

Visits to some of the National Parks in Arizona, Utah and Alaska in 2021 inspired my paintings in this series which were completed in 2022. The majesty of the settings was awe inspiring  yet the future of these places due to pressures of climate change and other challenges is a concern.  Watercolor and acrylic with collage are the different media used for the paintings. 

  • Approach to the Narrows- Zion National Park

    The Narrows is an iconic location in Zion National Park that is a tight space between high canyon walls and accessed by walking in the river. This view from the end of the trail was painted in acrylic and collage on 24 inch by 18 inch wood panel.
    The Narrows is an iconic location in Zion National Park that is a tight space between high canyon walls and accessed by walking in the river. This view from the end of the trail was painted in acrylic and collage on 24 inch by 18 inch wood panel.
  • Court of the Patriarchs - Zion National Park

    The Court of the Patriarchs area of Zion National park includes the view of three mountains, two of which are shown in this painting. A textured blue sky with striations of orange brown mountains.  Acrylic and collage on 18 inch by 24 inch wood panel.
    The Court of the Patriarchs area of Zion National Park includes the view of three mountains, two of which are shown in this painting. Acrylic and collage on 18 inch by 24 inch wood panel.
  • Lower Emerald Pool - Zion

    Water from above falls down to the lower Emerald Pool at Zion national Park. A slippery trail takes you below the waterfall and around the pool.  Acrylic and collage on wood panel.
    Water from above falls down to the lower Emerald Pool at Zion National Park. A slippery trail takes you below the waterfall and angled rock wall and around the pool. This view from the edge of the pool shows the waterfall and the distant mountain. Acrylic and collage on 24 inch x 18 inch wood panel.
  • Grand Canyon Morning

    A range of colors and a sense of the distance of the Grand Canyon. Watercolor on panel 24 inches high by 36 inches wide.
    A morning view seen on our hike from Hermit's Rest back to the Grand Canyon Village. I tried to capture the range of colors and a sense of the enormous distance of the Grand Canyon in this painting. Watercolor on panel 24 inches high by 36 inches wide.
  • Grand Canyon Lookout Studio

    The Lookout Studio was built along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1914. Standing on the terrace allows for great views and helps you feel more a part of the Canyon. Watercolor on 24 inch x 36 inch panel.
    The Lookout Studio was built along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1914. Standing on the terrace allows for great views and helps you feel more a part of the Canyon. Watercolor on 24 inch x 36 inch panel.
  • Mighty Colorado - Grand Canyon

    From a distance as in this view, the mighty Colorado River seems a slight blue ribbon. Acrylic on 18 inch high by 24 inch wide wood panel.
    The mighty Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon. From a distance as in this view, the river seems a slight blue ribbon that hides its power. The Grand Canyon ecosystem has been damaged by the pressures on the river by development and reduction in water. Acrylic on 18 inch high by 24 inch wide wood panel.
  • Navajo Loop Trail View - Bryce Canyon

    These trails take you into the pink and rust rock formations of Bryce Canyon. Acrylic on 24 inch by 18 inch wood panel.
    These trails take you into the magical rock formations (hoodoos) of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Acrylic on 24 inch by 18 inch wood panel.
  • Bryce Canyon - Swamp Canyon

    Pink and brown rock formations called hoodoos are seen in this section of Bryce Canyon National Park called Swamp Canyon.
    The foreground tree invites your view into this section of Bryce Canyon National Park called Swamp Canyon. The rock formations called hoodoos are a dramatic characteristic of Bryce Canyon in Utah. Acrylic and collage on 18 inch x 24 inch wood panel.
  • Natural Bridge - Bryce Canyon

    Natural Bridge is one of the most unique rock formations at Bryce Canyon National Park. Acrylic and collage on 14 inch by 11 inch wood panel.
    Natural Bridge is one of the most unique rock formations at Bryce Canyon National Park. Acrylic and collage on 14 inch by 11 inch wood panel.
  • Blue Haven

    Harbor seals and the blue of Sawyer Glacier at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau, Alaska. Watercolor on paper.
    Sawyer Glacier is at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau, Alaska. We were fortunate to be there in June when harbor seals arrive to give birth and nurse the pups here since it is a safer place for them. Watercolor on paper 14.25 by 14.25 inches. Matted and framed to 18 inches by 18 inches.

Challenges

This series represents my expression in paint of the current world situation including the pandemic, climate change, war and political uncertainty. The horses are a reference to the four horsemen of the apocalypse and also correspond to the elements of air, water and fire.  I alsways remain hopeful so there is an element of hope in the series; we are managing to hang on although by a fraying thread. 

  • Balancing Act

    Forces are trying to upset the balance of the figure but she resists. Gray triangles and orange multicolor. Acrylic on wood panel 12 inch by 12 inch.
    Forces are trying to upset the balance of the figure but she stays standing. Acrylic on wood panel 12 inch by 12 inch.
  • Airborne

    Watercolor of a blue, purple and gray sky with a white horse.
    Sometimes the dangers are airborne. One of the series referencing the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Watercolor on paper mounted to 14 inch by 11 inch wood panel.
  • Cosmic Outlook

    Blue and orange and white colors with a planet visible. Acrylic and collage on wood panel.
    Looking up at the sky can give perspective in the midst of our problems. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Conflagration

    Fiery blaze with horse. Watercolor on paper in orange, red and black.
    Escape from the fire may not be possible. A reference to one of the four horses of the apocalypse. Watercolor on paper affixed to 11 inch by 14 inch wood panel.
  • Hanging by a Thread

    Abstract image in purples and yellows. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
    Tenuous threads create the only connections here. Perhaps they will hold despite the frays. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Maelstrom

    Blues and greens depicting a whirlpool with a horse. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
    Floods and whirlpools creating a force that is impossible to resist. What will our future hold? Part of the series referencing the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Acrylic and collage on 12 by 12 inch wood panel.
  • January 6 2021

    View of US Capitol building in white on January 6, 2021 with mostly reds and also darks. Watercolor on paper 18 by 14 inches.
    United States Capitol image on that fateful heartbreaking day. Watercolor and gouache on paper mounted on 18 inch by 14 inch wood panel.
  • Rifts

    Multi color abstract depiction of cracks and rifts in acrylic and collage on 12 inch square wood panel.
    Rifts and cracks have splintered us apart from one another. Can we repair them? Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Unraveling

    Abstract depiction of unraveling using dark red and black shapes with cream and tan.
    Abstract expression of unraveling the ties that bind and also the attempt to work out or unravel the meaning. Acrylic on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Fire in the Valley

    Red, orange, yellow, and black abstract image of fire. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
    Abstract depiction of the power of fire to change a landscape. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.

Figures

People are endlessly fascinating yet difficult to capture in a painting.  But I cannot resist the attempt to paint those special people and moments in my life. 

  • Forest Spirit

    Red headed girl in profile with abstract blue and green background.
    The abstract green background reflects her love of the forest and the creatures. Watercolor on paper 14 inch by 11 inch matted and framed to 20 inch by 16 inch.
  • Tenderness

    Girl holding her guinea pig. Colors of purple, orange and green.
    She holds her pet guinea pig tenderly as we should also approach her. Watercolor on paper 18 inch by 14 inch matted and framed.
  • Cloud Forest Jewels

    Young girl reaches out to hummingbirds. Green and blue abstract forest background.
    A visit to the cloud forest in the mountains of a Costa Rica included a stop at a hummingbird garden where the hummers came out and would sit on your had. An amazing experience for her. Watercolor on paper 14 inch by 18 inch matted and framed to 18 by 24.
  • Don't Fence Me In

    Watercolor image of a bare chested man with a backpack includes a fence.
    The sun on your back and feeling of freedom can't be stopped by fences. Watercolor on paper 18 inch by 14 inch matted and framed to 24 by 18.
  • Fall Color

    Two boys talking while school buses arrive behind them on a fall day.
    The simple pleasure of talking to your friend outside school in the fall was missing for a long time during the pandemic. Here the tree's brilliance matches the yellow of the school buses arriving to pick up students.
  • Hey There

    A young girl looks back between the blue seats of a bus. Watercolor on paper.
    It helps to make a friend on a long bus ride through Virginia. Watercolor on paper 13 by 17 inch matted and framed to 18 by 24 inches.
  • Linda L Singh: Major General, Mother, Mentor

    Linda L Singh portrait with her military ribbons shown on a blue stripe on the right side of the metallic gold background.
    Linda L. Singh was the first woman and person of color to command the Maryland National Guard. She served for 30 years in the military while raising her two daughters and working several other jobs. While Adjutant General, her entire command team was women. Painting exhibited as part of the Visionary Women exhibit at Columbia Art Center. Her military ribbons are shown on a blue stripe on the right side of the metallic gold background. Watercolor on paper 14 by 18 inches matted and framed to 18 by 24 inches.
  • Making Keys Since 1925

    Man cutting keys on a machine in the interior of an old shop with keys and signs included.
    A visit to Zeskinds Hardware in Baltimore prompted this painting of the historic interior and keys still being cut for a customer. Keys for your home and some suggestions for keys to life are included. Watercolor on paper 18 by 14 inches matted and framed to 24 by 18 inches.
  • Stop on the Trail

    A man in a blue shirt with a red bandana and a hat rests on a rock along the Patuxent River on a sunny day.
    A man rests on a rock along the Patuxent River on a sunny day. Watercolor on paper 18 by 14 inches matted and framed to 24 by 18 inches.
  • Keeping Up

    Mother and daughter walk on a sidewalk with an abstracted landscape background.
    Despite her shorter legs, the daughter is determined to keep up with her mom. Acrylic on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.

Water

Calm, stormy, rushing or frozen: water animates our world and my paintings in so many ways. 

  • Great Falls

    View of rocks, waterfalls and rushing water of Great Falls Park on the Potomac
    The many waterfalls and rushing water of Great Falls Park on the Potomac are an amazing view. Watercolor on paper mounted on11 inch by 14 inch wood panel.
  • Splash

    A big wave splashing on a boy. Blues, whites and browns.
    The best part of a day at the beach for this boy is being splashed by a big wave. Acrylic on 12 inch x 12 inch wood panel.
  • Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Many blues and texture of a glacier with a small image of a tour boat in the water.
    The massive glacier makes the boat appear very small in this view of the Holgate glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Spring Thaw

    Cracking ice reveals the depths below in this abstract image of many colors with white and dark purple. .
    Cracking ice reveals the depths below in this abstract image. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Snow in Summer

    A snowball fight between two teens in the snow with abstracted background of greens and blues.
    Above the tram on Mount Roberts in Juneau, Alaska, there can still be snow even in summer. A snowball fight ensued once we hiked up to the snow. Acrylic and collage on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Sea Wind

    Storm tossed seas in an abstract mix of blues.
    Storm tossed seas in an abstract mix of blues. Acrylic on 12 inch by 12 inch wood panel.
  • Refresh

    A waterfall in the woods after a rain.
    A waterfall in the woods after a rain. Acrylic on wood panel 12 inches by 12 inches. In maple floater fame.
  • Rapids at Savage Trail

    After this bend, the river disappears into the the shadows of the trees. Watercolor on paper mounted on wood panel 14 inches by 11 inches in black floater frame.
  • Inlet at Peggy's Cove

    Turquoise boat pulled up for repair in an inlet in Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. Water and buildings beyond.
    Boat pulled up for repair in an inlet in Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. I loved the pattern of the buildings stepping down to the water almost as much as the beautiful water and boat.
  • Snowy Pair

    Two benches on a snowy day with the forest around.
    The benches are close together but there are no occupants on this snowy day. The beech trees still have their tan leaves but not for much longer. Watercolor on paper 12 inches by 9 inches with black mat and frame 18 inches by 14 inches.

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