This scene was inspired by the little schoolhouses that once dotted the countryside of the rural United States, and the well known nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb, that I heard as a child. The little girl in the painting is from my imagination and pops into my landscape paintings every so often.

I paint in many layers to create my original country landscapes. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Sharon France

Followed Her to School One Day

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

12" h x 16" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Sharon France
Malta, Illinois

Getting to Know Sharon

Sharon France has many fond childhood memories of visits to her grandparents’ remote Midwestern farm. She now lives on her own farmstead with her family where she paints the beauty around her. Sharon found inspiration in the work of Hudson River School Artists, Minimalists, Tonalists and Realists. When she’s not painting, she loves to hike. She currently lives in Illinois. Fun fact: her homestead includes a number of pet birds like heritage turkeys, chickens, ducks and tiny finches.