Learning to really "see" is the most important thing I have learned as an artist. It is not just sight - but the awareness of all the different colours in ordinary daily things, the effect of light, seeing patterns and perspective.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Early retirement from her career in municipal government management gave Sharon Nielsen the opportunity to delve into other interests. Drawing and painting soon became her main passion.
While primarily a self-taught artist Sharon has studied with, and alongside of, some outstanding artists in Canada, Europe and Mexico.
Sharon's interests include architecture and community service. For several years she was a member of the Uxbridge Music Hall Board and the Heritage Uxbridge committee. She has been a site artist on the Uxbridge Studio Tour for 10 years.
Rediscovering a childhood passion for drawing and painting, she picked up a paint brush in 1996 and never looked back. "I love colour, and paint in an impressionistic style". Her work is described by collectors as magical and the colours as “delicious”.
Learning to really “see” is the most important thing Sharon has learned as an artist. It is not just sight – but the awareness of all the different colours in ordinary daily things, the effect of light, seeing patterns and perspective.
For Sharon her ultimate goal is to have her work evoke an emotional response by capturing a special moment in time.
Travel to various parts of the world has brought new perspectives to her work. The effect of light, reflections in water and on glass fascinate Sharon. The exquisite colours and shapes of flowers inspire her. Trying to capture beauty through a painting is a constant inspiration.