Sharon Kirsh is an abstract artist creating cold wax and oil paintings, while living and working in Richmond Hill, Ontario, just 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 meditate and daydream. As dense urban centres, long commutes, and technology further remove us from nature, Sharon's work mirrors our yearning to get outside, with vibrant saturated colour, a reimagined fauvist palette used as an expression of our deeply held desire. Inspired by the motifs found in traditional Canadian landscape, abstracted and geometric in execution, her work aims to create awareness of our need for spiritual renewal. 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, 2017 Oakville Art Walk., She was selected for York Region Art Council's Artrepreneur Program as well as a Mentorship with Jeff Nye offered through Markham's Varley Gallery. 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 in helping others experience the joy of artistic exploration.

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