Sharon Kirsh, born in Montreal; daughter of newly immigrated artisans, she spent her childhood creating, given free reign to paint murals on the walls. Self-doubt and practical concerns caused Sharon to bury artistic pursuits and she chose a corporate career. Painting with her young children reminded Sharon of her creative heart and led her to study Interior Design and Painting. Now a full-time painter, and popular art teacher, working with cold wax, curiosity and play are prominent in her work. They lead viewers through an abstracted, atmospheric, and imagined version of a natural landscape. Represented by Koyman Galleries and Butter Gallery.
Thematically, 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 are 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.