Featured Artist Sally Sharp

Artist Sally Sharp uses oil pastels, oil stick and cold wax to paint vibrantly colorful landscapes and portraits. Visit her website to learn more about her work and process.

 

“Morning has Broken” Oil stick on canvas, 30” x 40” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Morning has Broken” Oil stick on canvas, 30” x 40”

 

I am an artist living and working in the Chicago area. I have a BFA in studio art/commercial art (which is what they called it a long time ago).

 

“In the Mood” Oil and Cold Wax on Board, 24” x 24” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In the Mood” Oil and Cold Wax on Board, 24” x 24”

 

I spent the greater part of my life painting murals, trompe l’oeil and faux finishes and am now able to concentrate on my personal style, which I am loving!

 

“Riley's View” Oil and Cold Wax on Birch Board, 16” x 24” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Riley’s View” Oil and Cold Wax on Birch Board, 16” x 24”

 

I discovered oil pastels, with the tutoring of George Shipperley, whom I consider my “guru” and my artistic world was changed forever.

 

“Walking Out” Oil and Cold Wax on Cradled Board, 12” x 12” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Walking Out” Oil and Cold Wax on Cradled Board, 12” x 12”

 

I work in oil pastels and oil stick and have recently been obsessed with oil and cold wax. I feel like I learn something new every day and totally enjoy experimenting and testing new ways of using the medium.

 

“Early Spring Evening” Oil and Cold Wax, 18” x 24”by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Early Spring Evening” Oil and Cold Wax, 18” x 24”

 

I use many, many layers of paint, on which I employ both on and off processes and a variety of tools to create depth and colors that just couldn’t happen any other way.

 

“On the Road to Nowhere” Oil and Cold Wax on Birch Board, 24” x 24” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“On the Road to Nowhere” Oil and Cold Wax on Birch Board, 24” x 24”

 

I don’t use brushes. When painting, I mostly rely on my fingers along with rubber squeegee-like tools as well as other “unconventional” tools.

 

“Waiting for Hannah Bretzels” Oil and Cold Wax, 24” x 24”by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Waiting for Hannah Bretzels” Oil and Cold Wax, 24” x 24”

 

I am constantly amazed at the world around me and enjoy conveying my way of seeing it through my artwork, and so I paint landscapes, skyscapes, and cityscapes, as well as figures, be it person or animal, all of which I find to be so interesting.

 

“Amanda” Oil Stick on Canvas, 18” x 18” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Amanda” Oil Stick on Canvas, 18” x 18”

 

I’d call my style expressionistic, impressionistic, atmospheric and sometimes a bit abstract. I love color and movement and strive to make both come together in my paintings.

 

“Blowing Bubbles” Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 12” x 12” by artist Sally Sharp. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blowing Bubbles” Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 12” x 12”

 

I hope my work stirs up emotions, and I would love for people to get as much enjoyment out of viewing them as I do creating them.

 

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Comments

  1. Laurie Chilton says:

    These are beautiful Sally! You are soooo talented.

  2. Lory Bryant says:

    Beautiful work Sally!

  3. Susan Boss says:

    Sally is an amazing artist!

  4. Jennifer Corneille says:

    You are to be admired Sally!!!! Such beautiful and interesting work!!!

  5. Awesome work, Sally!

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