“To experience an emotion, trigger a memory, and communicate a mood through the use of color composition and light.”
Being satisfied with my work is not possible. Martha Graham described the artist’s state of mind as “divine dissatisfaction,” a condition which “keeps us marching.”
Finding this quote helped me to understand my constant restlessness with my art, the feeling that I have more to do. I now embrace this condition and direct my passion at the task of creating. Harnessing that energy has been instrumental in my continuing efforts to grow, improve and learn.
I experiment with color, reduce my subject to abstract shapes and design my work to my liking, all the while taking inspiration from the natural world around me. How I translate my surroundings into art is what inspires me. Realizing that I always will have more to learn keeps me motivated.
Sharon Weaver was juried into the Oil Painters of America 20th Annual National Exhibition and an award winner at the Carmel Art Festival. She is a founding member of PAC6 Painters; a group dedicated to painting the beauty and grandeur of the American landscape. The group is currently showing at the Santa Paula Art Museum in a show with over 70 paintings by the group. Her recent work was featured in a four page article in the February-March 2017 issue of Plein Air Magazine and she was invited to the San Dimas Art Festival and received the Bronze Medal for her work. Sharon teaches an ongoing plein air class and a studio landscape class with Kline Academy of Fine Art. She also teaches a recurring workshop called Landscape Bootcamp.