Sharon Kirsh is an abstract artist creating cold wax and oil paintings in Richmond Hill, Ontario, north of Toronto. Her vibrant, richly layered, textured abstracts explore the relationship between what we experience in nature and what can be imagined when we daydream. Vibrant saturated colour, influenced by the fauvist style is used as an expression of deeply held desire. Inspired by the motifs found in traditional Canadian landscape, abstracted and geometric in execution, her work aims to create spiritual renewal and joy. Sharon's painting "The Wilderness is Calling and I Must Go" was awarded an Honourable Mention at the 2017 York Region Open Juried Art Exhibit. Shows of note include the 2017 Riverdale Art Walk, 2013-2017 Richmond Hill Studio Tour and 2017 Oakville Art Walk. She was selected for York Region Art Council's Artrepreneur Program and sits on Richmond Hill's Cultural Leadership Council, and served as a jury member for the Town of Richmond Hill’s Artist Residency. Her work is in both public and private collections in North America, including the Town of Markham. Sharon is represented by Savvy Art Market in Oakville./Port Credit. Sharon also teaches art classes and workshops in the Greater Toronto Area, with the goal of helping others experience the joy of artistic exploration.