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Sharon Fox Cranston

Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolour

sfox@telus.net

Art is an undeniable necessity, an intrinsic element that defines my life. From my first Crayola – I was hooked.

My early work was illustrative in nature which enabled me to develop a solid understanding of drawing and composition. Currently, my focus is on the texture, colour and rhythms of the rural landscape.

I am an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, a Signature member of Pastel Artists Canada, a member of Pastel Society of America, The Federation of Canadian Artists and Landscape Artists International.

Acrylic, watercolour and professional soft pastel are my preferred mediums. My pastel work is often painted over a watercolour underpainting.

I particularly enjoy taking my art outdoors and have painted many of my works ""en plein air"" in Canada, France, Italy, the UK and USA.

My work hangs in private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

Awards:

Terry Ludwig Award – Purely Pastel 2010, Pastel Artists Canada, Toronto, ON

Award of Excellence – Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Works on Paper, Vancouver, BC

Honourable Mention – ArtSpring Gallery, Purely Pastel, Pastel Artists Canada, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC

 Recent Exhibitions:

  • 2011 – Kaleidoscope – Tay Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2011 – Merry Medley – Tay Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2011 – Transitions – Tay Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2011 – Purely Pastel – Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2011 – PEC Studio Tour, Bloomfield, ON
  • 2011 – Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
  • 2011 – Art in the County, Picton, ON
  • 2011 – Art Among the Ruins, Newburgh, ON
  • 2011 – Studio/Gallery – Cranston Gallery on Main, Bloomfield, ON
  • 2010 – Airs – Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 – Purely Pastel – Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2010 – Summer Medley – Tay Gallery, Ottawa ON
  • 2010 – 2 Artists 2 Visions – Gallery on Main, Westport, ON
  • 2010 – 6 Artists 6 Media – Gallery on Main, Westport, ON
  • 2010 – Group show – Tay River Gallery – Perth ON

 

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