Being an artist has given me the opportunity to grow as an individual through the ever changing challenge of interpreting nature. While painting, I am continual learning. By expanding my understanding of space, color and light, I have trained myself to see and then capture the moment. This has fine tuned my senses to see things I would not have noticed before. I appreciate the color of a shadow falling across a road, the soft mist over a mountain and the sparkle of the sun on the water. Recreating these experiences in my paintings for others to enjoy is my definition of success.
I was juried into the Oil Painters of America 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition, won an award at the Carmel Art Festival, a plein air event, and had my work included in American Art Collector magazine in the 2011 June and September issues. I have had several one-woman shows, expanded my teaching credentials to include an ongoing plein air class with Kline Academy of Fine Art, taught figure drawing at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and teach three online classes with Artists Network University. I was a finalist in the LADOT Tap Card Competition and was also honored as the featured artist at the premiere Inland Empire art festival “Art, for Heaven’s Sake!”
Select List of Exhibitions:LPAPA 10th Annual Best of Plein Air, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa. CA; Juried Exhibition July 2014, 2013 Quintessential California, California Art Club at Santa Paula Museum of Art; Santa Paula, CA; Juried Exhibition July 2014 Finding the Light, 2nd Story Gallery, Walker House, San Dimas, CA; Solo Exhibition May 2014 Finalist LADOT Tap Card Competition, Los Angeles Art Walk, CA; Los Angeles Transit Authority February 2014 10th Annual Small Works Show, Segil Gallery, Monrovia, CA De Colores Art Show, Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA California Art Club Small Works Show, Jose Vera Gallery, LA, CA Solo Exhibition by Sharon Weaver, PR Gallery at the Four Season Hotel, San Francisco, CA Carmel Art Festival, Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Carmel, CA 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Art Matters Encore!, Huntington Library Center, San Marino, CA The Color of Light, Segil Gallery Two Women Show, Monrovia, CA The Great Art of Doors, Elite Gallery, Carmel, CA California Art Club: Fresh Air: Landscapes of California, Fremont Gallery, South Pasadena, CA Oil Painters of America 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA at Devin Galleries, Coeur D' Alene, ID