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Sharon Ann Smith

Sharon Ann is an academically trained artist working from life in oil and watercolor.  She creates museum quality paintings using skills developed by the old masters while incorporating vibrant color and lively brushwork!  Each painting carries with it a love of beauty and life, and refined artistry of the highest quality that is sure to bring color and life to your home and uplift your heart!

Sharon Ann’s work has been displayed and exhibited at the Perkin’s Center of the Arts in Moorestown, NJ, the Pitman Art Gallery in Pitman, NJ, Eilan Arts in Merchantville, NJ and the Markeim Center for the Arts in Haddonfield, NJ.  Her work is in many private art collections and recently, a part of the Oil Painters of America online exhibit and show!  She is a member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the Portrait Society of America (PSA).

Sharon Ann studied portraiture, figure painting, and still life at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA.  Studio Incamminati is a prestigious and well-known studio and school for portraiture and figure painting .   

Founded by the well-known and world renowned contemporary realist artist, Nelson Shanks.  Many of his works are a part of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and in private collection’s across the country and throughout the world .   Sharon Ann has studied with classic  realist artists such as; Steve Early, Natalie Italiano, Darren Kingsley, Rob Goodman, Peter Kelsey and JaFang Lu.

She has traveled with artists’ groups to Haines, Alaska studying portraiture and color on the form with Jafang Lu in 2017 and 2019. 

A master teacher and mentor in the Pennsauken School district for 26 years and in the Summer Scholars program at Moorestown Friends School.  She was also an instructor at the Pitman Gallery. She is currently, teaching watercolor, art journaling, and private lessons from her home studio “Sharon Ann Studios”. (www.sharonannstudios.com)

Sharon Ann uses many mediums to express artistry, but prefers the fluidity of oil painting over all other mediums.  Painting and creating an aesthetically intimate work of the heart using the “wet into wet” approach creates a painterly affect!  Her paintings draw the viewer into the color and line of the piece.  This is an intimate soulful experience that cannot be achieved in paintings created to duplicate photographs.  The brushwork can be seen in every piece and is a tactile  presence- adding depth and dimension to each painting.  Every painting is “created”, not produced, making it a work of art from the heART for one’s soul to enjoy!