A Pacific Northwest native, Sharon has had a lifelong love for nature and active outdoor activities. Her art education in illustration and design led her into a career as an artist in the motion picture feature animation business. She has spent her career studying the effects of light and color to enhance beauty and mood in the film world and has recently endeavored to transfer this knowledge into landscape painting. Sharon loves to hike and paint out of doors, and then to use these field studies as direct inspiration in the studio. She has participated in juried events such as the Sonoma Plein Air Festival, the Napa Valley Art Festival, the Emeryville Art Show, as well as selected gallery shows.