Take a Walk Through the American Landscape.
“My paintings celebrate unique, tranquil landscapes inviting the viewer into the painting. I want you to feel the sand under your feet, smell the vegetation or the ocean air, and hear the birds, the waves, or the crunch of leaves. I want you to feel the same release of tension and uplift in spirit I feel when I‘m taking a walk & enjoying nature.”
Sharon Hathaway grew up in the Mid West. She has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and painting since she was 13. She earned a BA in Studio Art and a Minor in Education in 1982 from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN.
She has lived in the New Jersey Bay Shore area with her husband and two children since the Spring of 2000. She has taught art to children and adults, and has been a popular exhibiting artist in New Jersey.
Changing the Image of Acrylic as a Medium. “Necessity is the mother of invention and becoming a mother is what necessitated the change from oils to acrylics for me. My studio is a small corner of my living room in my small house; and since children and oils don’t mix, I had to try something else. I developed a style of painting in acrylics that allows me to achieve the quality I want in my work. I’m continually amazed at its versatility, and I’ve had a great deal of success with acrylic. Even though I may go back to oils again for the occasional painting, I’m very happy painting in acrylics.”
Non-Resident Artist member of The Salmagundi Club in New York, NY
Juried Exhibits & Awards:
2016: July: Annual Non-Member Juried Competition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2016: June: BoldBrush Painting Competition’s FAV15
2016: February: BoldBrush Painting Competition’s FAV15
2015: May: Annual Non-Member Juried Competition, Salmagundi Club. NY, NY
2014: June: BoldBrush Painting Competition’s Outstanding Acrylic by FAV jury
2014: January: BoldBrush Painting Competition’s FAV15
2013: April & July: BoldBrush Painting Competition’s FAV15
1996: Award of Excellence Northern Lights Juried Art Show. White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1987, 1989, 1990, and 1994: Northern Lights Juried Art Shows. White Bear Lake, Minnesota