Who ∼ Sharon Leah
Where ∼ St. Paul, MN
What ∼ Artist, painter, blogger
How ∼ With the support of wonderful teachers, family, friends, clients, and you.
I was eleven years old when I told my mom I wanted to paint the spruce tree I could see outside my bedroom window. She encouraged my interest by helping me buy a small canvas, four tubes of paint (green, white, brown, and blue), and a brush. The painting itself wasn’t memorable, but the experience was.
In the years since, I’ve worked with several excellent mentor/teachers. There have also been long periods of time in which I didn’t paint. Then, about three years ago, I reconnected with painting and found a new love—plein air (painting on location). I absolutely love to paint in the open air (yes, even during the winter in Minnesota).
Resume of exhibits
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refute group exhibit, Bloomington, MN
Ames Center for the Arts group exhibit, Burnsville, MN
Kelley Gallery juried show, Woodbury, MN
Hopkins Art Center group show, Hopkins, MN
Frameworks Outdoor Painters Show, St. Paul, MN
Como Conservatory, St. Paul, MN