Featured Artist Sharon Lynn Williams

Sharon Lynn Williams presents a collection of boldly colorful paintings that brings the landscape to life. View more by visiting her website.

 

contemporary landscape painting of fall trees around a lake by Sharon Lynn Williams

“The Red Makes It” acrylic, 12” x 12”

 

I have been passionately painting in diverse media and subject for the last thirty-five years, and have earned signature status in the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) and the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP).

 

contemporary landscape painting of a winter scene by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Winter Contrasts” acrylic, 16” x 12”

 

My art is about my love for the landscape, and expressing the joy and freedom I find in the subject.

 

contemporary landscape painting of a marsh by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Marsh Memory” acrylic, 12” x 12”

 

Although I had previously painted landscape in watercolours, I began to paint en plein air in order to teach myself how to paint in oils. I was surprised by the connection that I felt to the Creator while I was doing it. That began a seven-year journey of developing my unique vision.

 

contemporary landscape painting of a river by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Colourful Towers” acrylic, 20” x 24”

 

I found that while in the environment painting, I was able to really become absorbed in it. This was not only visual, but through my other senses as well. The feel of the breeze, the smell of the earth and foliage and the sounds of nature were captured within my work, and that made all the difference.

 

contemporary landscape painting of a small waterfall by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Overflow” acrylic, 18” x 12”

 

My experience with painting landscapes was by now in my soul. I felt the freedom to begin to express myself in less representational ways.

 

contemporary landscape of Mt. Rundle by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Rundle’s Song” acrylic, 16” x 16”

 

Over the last two years, I began to seek a more personal and contemporary expression. This experimentation starts in the studio using acrylic paint for its quick drying and ease of radical shifts in direction. I felt led to make a list of what I loved in other artists’ work, and then honed that down to make a road map for myself that I used to move my work in new directions. When I got stuck in a painting, the road map would give me the direction I needed.

 

contemporary landscape painting of a waterfall by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Sarah’s Wedding” acrylic, 24” x 24”

 

The new aesthetic that I have developed focuses on a limited amount of very interesting shapes. It includes strong decisive brush marks, inventive, pushed and gradated colour, flattening of the picture plane, pattern and strong value contrasts.

 

contemporary landscape of a peaceful stream by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Planted By The Water” acrylic, 12” x 12”

 

I’ve been teaching art for the last twenty-five years to artists at all levels. I knew that this process was one that would be valuable for others. I also developed an online course/mentoring based on this method.

 

contemporary landscape painting of a mountain lake in autumn by Sharon Lynn Williams

“Spectacle” acrylic, 30” x 24”

 

I’m so excited to help other painters find the gift of a personal road map to lead them to their heart’s desires through their art. It is an incredible journey filled with frustration and joy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

 

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  1. These are all so lovely. I like your style.

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