International and National award winning artist, Sharon Morley, APS, is a New England painter who finds excitement in the everyday things she sees.
Captivated by truth, Sharon sees a painting in nearly every object and strives to show others the incredible world of beauty of people, places and things.
Teaching art to adults and teens for the past 9 years has led Sharon to encourage students to find their own voice and gives them the tools they need to do so. No two painters are alike and Sharon strives to help them find their individuality through painting.
Sharon was educated in portraiture by taking classes and workshops with people such as Everett Raymond Kinstler in New York, and portraiture, landscape and still life by studying with local artists.
Sharon has established herself as a portrait artist doing historical portraits such as the one of Mayor Bill Manzi which is part of the permanent collection of the “Wall of Mayors” in City Hall, Methuen, MA. Sharon's work has been juried into and won awards in the Pastel Painters of Maine International Shows as well as the Grandeur Juried International Exhibit, Georgia 2011 receiving the "People's Choice" award.
She earned her signature status from the Alabama Pastel Society in the fall of 2012 having been juried into three International shows and winning awards in those shows including two of her paintings receiving the "President's Award for Excellence".
Whether she is painting en plein aire or in her studio, using oils, pastel or watercolor, Sharon's life mission is to make the earth a more beautiful place to live and motivate others to follow their dreams
Signature Member-Alabama Pastel Society
Juried Member: Oil Painters of America
The Portrait Society of America
The Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley
The NH Plein Air Society
Pastel Painters of Maine
Andovers Artists Guild