Carolyn Sharp 

A CANADIAN ARTIST, INSPIRED BY THE DRAMA, BEAUTY & MOVEMENT OF NATURE

I think of my work as an inventory of experiences felt by my deep connection to the landscape of Southern Ontario. I’m inspired by raging waters, dramatic skies, wide open fields and bewildering cloud formations.

My process begins with random mark making and an abstracted colour wash. I then build up layer upon layer using oil & cold wax medium, continually scraping back and revealing compelling formations that expose themselves during the process. Connections are discovered, buried, lost and re-found, reverberating the constant shift in the natural world.

My arrangements are symbolic and simplified, inviting the viewer to move into the painting and experience the inordinate beauty of our Canadian landscape. It is my fervent wish for them to experience a place of contemplation, to recall a sense of wonder and amazement for this beautiful country that we call home.

Awards 

2018

Skatchard Family Trust Award, Paint Ontario

2014

First Place, Guelph Creative Arts Assoc. Juried Show, Guelph Museum

Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

Art in Public Places, Township of Centre Wellington - Council Chambers

Aboyne Library - Township of Centre Wellington 

2016

Cafe Creperie, Elora

Kloepfer Gallery, Guelph

Group

2019

Elora Centre for the Arts, Artisans Show

Seasons, curated by Art at the e-Bar, Guelph

Elora Fergus Studio Tour

Power of 10 - Stone Gable Artists, First Ontario Arts Centre, Milton

Insights Juried Art Show, Wellington County Museum

Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto

H2O - Water for Good - 3 person show, Elora Centre for the Arts

2018

Elora Fergus Studio Tour

Paint Ontario juried show, won award

2017

Elora Fergus Studio Tour

Monday Night Painters, Elora Centre for the Arts

Art in Public Places, Elora Arts Council - Fergus Sportsplex

2016

Elora Fergus Studio Tour

Death Perceptions, Wellington County Museum

Cafe Creperie Miniature Show

2015

Elora Fergus Studio Tour

 © 2019 Copyright Carolyn Sharp

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