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Sharon McGauley: Recent Inspirations
November 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your friends and join Sharon for an exhibition of her new works.Sharon is an internationally collected artist, has earned multiple grants, studied art at Connecticut College, and continues to study and work with master painters. Sharon paints plein air and in her studio and is especially inspired by dramatic weather and lighting.Her work has shown in many solo and juried shows across the country. McGauley paintings can be found in prestigious collections in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Artist’s Statement: Land and seascape paintings are, for me, about capturing a sense of place. The experience of solitude is the starting point; the sense of being alone and engulfed by the landscape is one I frequently seek out. I am especially drawn to places where the sea meets the sky in such a way that you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. I seek out dramatic weather and lighting conditions. I love hazy days when the ocean melts into the sky, watching a thick fog roll in, snowstorms, and experiencing the changes in light when a summer storm comes through. I am always searching for something different in the atmosphere that shifts and changes the mood of a place; it allows me to play with that feeling and recreate it as I paint.