Sharon Smith

Contemporary Artist

Born and raised in Vancouver BC, Sharon was inspired to draw and paint the stunning west coast landscape she grew up in.

Excelling in the arts in high school, Sharon went on to explore fine arts at a local College. Discovering a love for the history of design and architecture, she completed an Associated Arts degree in Interior design. She soon realized her true passion for drawing and painting could not be quelled.

Obtaining a BFA and graduating with distinction from San Francisco's Academy of Art College in 1988. she was honoured to have a small series selected to show in the annual New York Society of Illustrators Show. Later returning to her home in Vancouver, Sharon promptly attained representation in communication arts as a freelance illustrator. She worked for over ten years in the industry commissioned by many notable corporations and clients. While raising her family in Whistler, she carried on her passion for painting participating in numerous group shows and workshops.

Her extensive art and illustration background bring a strong skill set to her subjects. Painting primarily in oils, she is currently focusing her energy interpreting the local scenery, wildflowers and bears. Sharon is very proud to be represented by Mountain Galleries.


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