I love old farmhouses and the air of mystery that surrounds abandoned ones. I painted a simple, white Gothic style house, with an old red barn, shed, and a small flock of sheep in this large work. The piece is varnished, with the painting continuing around the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas. It arrives wired to hang. I live and paint on an old farmstead in the Midwestern Heartland. My contemporary rural landscapes are painted simply from the heart.

- Sharon France

Headed to the Old Gothic Farmhouse

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 36" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 6 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.