I have been a Massage Therapist and Healer for 24 years. My artistic passion awakened 8 years ago while painting with my young daughter. My first paint supplies were a gift from my husband. I had no idea what to do with tube paints and almost returned them. Instead, I took a watercolor class and my life changed forever. I discovered a passion for painting that I had no idea existed.
I paint watercolor landscapes of nature, wildlife, oceans, flowers, farms and all that I find beautiful. I paint house and pet portraits too, and teach watercolor classes and lessons. The most frequent comments I receive about my art are “That’s a watercolor?” and “I thought it was a photograph!” This reflects upon the bright colors and intense details found in my paintings. I achieve this affect by using small pointed brushes and more paint and less water than most.
I recently started creating spiritual, or visionary, art. These paintings are different from my landscapes but still filled with bright colors and vibrancy. They are also filled with passion, light, and healing. I am enjoying the greater creativity of watching these paintings appear without a plan or conscious intent of an outcome. I’m having fun. They are gathered in the image gallery under “spiritual paintings and doodles”.
Sharon graduated with honors from U Mass Amherst in 1983, with a BA in sociology. After several years as a social worker she became a massage therapist and healer. She taught classes in massage and healing, and created the Avon Massage Therapy Center which she sold after fifteen years in order to pursue a full time career as an artist.
Sharon is an award winning artist who exhibits extensively. She has studied with many artists and teaches watercolor painting. She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the New Hartford Art League.
She has recently become a medium. Learn about mediumship and Sharon’s path to it at www.sharon-farber.com.