Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sharon Fiske has been a local resident for more than twenty years and her interest in painting began when she moved to the area. She paints primarily in oils, but also enjoys acrylic and watercolor. She enjoys painting all subject matter. Sharon has a passion for history and that passion extends into her art. Sharon's favorite subjects are Primitive Portraits, Theorems, and Reverse Glass Painting, which dates back to the 1700's. These three forms of art were commonplace in early American History. In particular, Theorems were a required art in girl's schools. The technique Sharon practices remains unchanged from its historical inception. Sharon is a member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Cooperstown, NY.
Sharon has studied under the guidance of Dolores Furnari at the Country Owl Studio in Brandon, VT. Dolores is a certified teacher of Early American Arts. Sharon has also studied under the direction of Tor Gudmunsen, who is a professional artist and teacher. Tor holds a Masters Degree in art education and lives in Saugerties, NY.
Sharon describes herself as having a bright eye and someone who loves her palette to include vivid colors. She hopes that all who visit the Artist In Residence Co-op Gallery will enjoy viewing her work.