ARTIST’S BIO

Sharon Bignell Profile Photo

SHARON BIGNELL, ARTIST

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Sharon Bignell excelled in art in school and has always enjoyed all forms of art. She even designed and made clothing for herself and her children. Compelled to create beauty, she became a professional hairstylist 40 years ago which allowed her to sculpt, color and paint hair. Now residing in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her children now grown and her work schedule more open, Sharon has returned to her long time passion of painting. She enjoys painting animals, landscapes, seascapes, portaits, and particularly flowers. She is especially drawn to and fascinated by the beauty, intricacies and personalities of blooming flowers. Sharon thrives on detail and realism and uses vibrant color in all of her work.

Sharon is an avid realistic painter, and while largely self-taught, she has studied with local artists Pat Lutz and Teri Eramo and more recently attended classes at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston with Philadelphia realist painter Carlo Russo. Her work has appeared in several juried exhibitions including the Newburyport Art Association and she also had a solo exhibition of her floral paintings at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport Massachusetts.

Sharon is now exploring other subject matters including landscapes and seascapes from around the globe. She has completed works depicting a glacier in Jasper, Alberta, a landscape of Antioch, Turkey, and a landscape of mountain cottages in Switzerland. She plans to explore this global theme and is excited to discover where her passion may lead her.

EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING: Carry Out Cafe
Newburyport, MA
September, 2018

2018 Art in the Barn
Essex, MA
June 8-10, 2018

Newburyport Art Association
Regional Juried Show
Dalia Delight
May, 2018

Firehouse Center for the Arts
Solo Show
Brilliant Blooms
January 4-29, 2017

Newburyport Art Association
Regional Juried Show
18th Annual Regional Juried Show
May 1-June 6, 2015

Newburyport Art Association
Members Open Show
8 Cubed
August 8-24, 2014

Newburyport Art Association
Summer 2014 Open Show
New Works, New Members
August 19 – 31, 2014

 

 

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