Sharon Preen

 Winter Oak  8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

Winter Oak
8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

 I Believe in Magic  8 x 10, oil en plein air

I Believe in Magic
8 x 10, oil en plein air

 Time to Portage  8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

Time to Portage
8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

 Autumn Dance  8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

Autumn Dance
8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

 Summer's Passage  8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

Summer's Passage
8 x 10, oil on birch panel, framed

 Original Study #101  0.4" x 0.4", oil on canvas, framed

Original Study #101
0.4" x 0.4", oil on canvas, framed

 Original Study #102  0.4" x 0.4", oil on canvas, framed

Original Study #102
0.4" x 0.4", oil on canvas, framed

 Original Study #103  0.4" x 0.4", oil on canvas, framed

Original Study #103
0.4" x 0.4", oil on canvas, framed


About the Artist

Growing up summering on the shores Georgian Bay and now living in the North Country, I have an ingrained love and appreciation of this spectacular landscape. Painting is a spontaneous and comfortable way for me to communicate my deepest and most personal thoughts and responses to the beautiful places we have access to in Northern Ontario. My first studio is the outdoors…in all seasons and almost all weather conditions.

I began indoor studio interpretations last year, using my sketches and journal notes as reference. My plein air works are primarily oil on 8x10 panels, discovering and exploring techniques and approaches to new expressions and allowing the landscape before me to inspire and guide. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to paint in the company of some very accomplished and encouraging artist friends and with my ever patient friend and supportive partner Michael (as long as I will put the brush down long enough to net his fish!)

INFLUENCES:

Workshops with Rod Prouse, Dwayne Harty
Sue Lampinen, who always has time for “one more plein air painting”
My family for their encouragement, support and infinite patience

MEMBER WALDEN ASSOCIATION OF FINE ARTS
ASSOCIATE MEMBER LA GALERIE DU NOUVEL-ONTARIO


PREVIOUS SHOWS AND AWARDS:

Juried into the La Cloche Annual Art show 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2016 2017
Juried into NOAA 2008 2009
Ontario Plein Air Society Annual Show 2013

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERY SHOWINGS:

WAFA SPRING SHOW, APRIL 21 2018, AT FIELDING PARK
ONE SKY FINE GOODS
ADORA OILS AND VINEGARS, CEDAR POINT PLAZA, SUDBURY
TURNERS LITTLE CURRENT