About Sharon Forthofer

Sharon Forthofer grew up on a farm in northern Indiana.  She earned a masters degree in education and taught for 24 years in Indiana.  Sharon studied art and oil painting with portrait artists, Cleda Curtis-Neal and Tom Edgerton. She participated in still life, figurative and plein air painting workshops in the United States and in Europe.  She has a painting and an article published by International Artist Magazine in the book, 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens.  She also has five paintings published in Painting North Carolina: A Visual Journey.  SW Art Magazine recently published “Ding Darling Ibis” in the August 2016 edition.

Sharon now resides in Rockwell, North Carolina.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America and Plein Air Carolina.

Sharon’s paintings are all original works of art.  They are often painted on site or from a still life set-up.  She does commission work from photographs, however Sharon does require permission from the photographer.

Sharon’s studio/gallery is located at the Rail Walk Gallery in 409 N Lee Street, Salisbury, North Carolina.

Sharon is represented by Legacy Art Gallery, Nyack, NY.

Artist Statement:

The beauty of nature is my greatest source of inspiration whether painting a portrait, a plein air piece or a still life.  I enjoy painting from life to create a realistic impression.  I strive to capture the rhythms of color and shadow with direct painting techniques.  Painting fills me with hope and joy.  It is my intent to impart this happiness to others.

Thank you for visiting my blog,

Sharon Forthofer

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Published on March 9, 2010 at 3:34 am  Leave a Comment  

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