My creative instinct is to share my joy and love of nature, through my art, by concentrating on revealing the magic of the natural world and our ancestral connections to nature.
The idea for my new series, “Moondance” was inspired by reading Paul Bogard’s book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in a World of Artificial Light, in which one quote in particular resonated with me, “How right it feels to know a true night sky, how right to know the dark.” However, perhaps the seed was planted more than 35 years ago during my time studying art in Italy when, sitting on our rooftop patio, far from any light pollution produced by large cities, I experienced my first “real” starlit sky. It was an experience that goes beyond words, to say that it took my breath away is not enough. For me, it was also about experiencing the great unknown.
2017, A Conversation with Trees, Colborne Art Gallery, Colborne, Ontario
2007, The Garden, Princeton Museum and Art Gallery, Princeton, Ontario
2018, Juror’s Choice, Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show
2017, Best Use of Perspective, Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show
2016, Best Mixed Media, Annual Juried Show, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
2014, Honourable Mention, Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton
2013, People’s Choice Award, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
2010, Best in Show, Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton
1987, Honourable Mention, Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel
2017, A Conversation with Trees: A Brighton Artist’s Intimate Connection with Nature by Sharon Harrison, Grapevine Magazine (Summer Issue)
2016, Cultural Currents, Featured Artist, by Denny Manchee, Watershed Magazine (Summer Issue)