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In the Quiet of the MistSharon France
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
18" h x 18" w x .75" d |1 lbs. 4 oz.
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.
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This is the second painting from Sharon France that I bought. I love her work..her coloring is both subtle and uplifting. This work and the other I own, just make me happy when I look at them. They touch you- E ROBERTS
Just what we expected and will purchase another from Ms. France. Looks fantastic in our Saratoga home, hanging above a small walnut desk and chair.- M Walsh
I gasped with joy when I laid my eyes on your lovingly created "Followed Her to School..." This is my very first purchase of an original painting and I will treasure it always. Sincerely, another animal lover- M Clements
This is the second painting from Sharon France that I bought. I love her work..her coloring is both subtle and uplifting. This work and the other I own, just make me happy when I look at them. They touch you
I was happy to have one of my sold paintings featured on the recent UGallery blog. Information from that blog post below. FIND ART THAT REFLECTS YOUR SURROUNDINGS A UGallery couple who have a country house in the Hamptons acquired a piece of art by artist Sharon France titled “The Old Schoolhouse.” They chose the acrylic painting on canvas, in which an old white schoolhouse on a hill is dwarfed by a sky that covers more than half of the canvas, because they coincidentally live on Old Schoolhouse Lane. “The Old Schoolhouse” (Sold), by Sharon France
One of my original country landscape paintings is now part of the Art in the Embassies collection for the next couple of years.
Thank you so much for your purchase of my original painting "On a Moonlit Night" and kind comments on my rural art work. I sincerely appreciate it!
Just purchased "On a Moonlit Night" and I can't wait until it ships. I grew up on a farm in south-central Texas, and I was looking for artwork that would pay homage to my rural childhood in a new and different way. I love the juxtaposition of rural and contemporary that you capture so beautifully in your artwork. I think it helps people to see rural settings in a new and exciting way!
Thank you so much for your purchase of my farm painting and your very kind comment on it. I sincerely appreciate it! Sharon
Just what we expected and will purchase another from Ms. France. Looks fantastic in our Saratoga home, hanging above a small walnut desk and chair.
I have just finished a new summer farm landscape that I will be listing for sale during the first part of August.
My newest landscape painting "Near the Quiet Stream" was inspired by the quiet streams that one can find out in the country. I really enjoy painting different types of weather and decided on a heavy, overcast feeling sky for this calm pastoral landscape painting.
I was very happy to have two of my paintings chosen to hang, in the THIS OLD HOUSE Magazine, Show House "Cloudland Cottage" for the fall of 2015 at Lookout Mountain, Georgia. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20959723_30401656,00.html http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20959723_30401652,00.html
Thank you Marcia for your very kind words on my painting. I had fun coming up with the idea for this piece. Sincerely, Sharon
I gasped with joy when I laid my eyes on your lovingly created "Followed Her to School..." This is my very first purchase of an original painting and I will treasure it always. Sincerely, another animal lover
Thank you for taking the time to write and for your kind comment on my painting. I sincerely appreciate it! Sharon
This is such a beautiful painting. The colors are unusual and fantastic and the composition is so intriguing. Really well done!
I have been working on a new series of larger paintings of old houses in my quiet, country landscape scenes.
We had a huge snowy owl land on our barn roof around sunrise, a few days ago. What a fun uncommon surprise to find that morning! I have been working in both oil and acrylic paint this past year. I am presently working in acrylic on several landscapes that I have in progress right now. I normally work on several paintings at the same time, switching back and forth between them, as I want for paint to dry and take time to think about a piece before continuing on with it.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my painting!
The fine detail on that cat is absolutely stunning. You have such a very unique style and then you tuck in a surprise like that. Pretty cool. You are going on my wish list.
I was happy to have been juried in, as an associate member of The Society of Animal Artists, in November 2013.
My original art was chosen by Stephen Collins of the TV show "Property Envy", as #4 of his top 10 favorite artists (out of 500) here on Ugallery.com. http://www.ugallery.com/bravotv-top-picks#4
If you happen to be on the east coast and would like to see my work in person, one of my original paintings is currently on exhibit in Harrisonburg, VA at the Park Gables Gallery - VMRC, annual Juried Art Exhibition, until Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Why do I paint the country? I have been blessed to live and paint on a quite old farmstead, surrounded by fields, for most of my life now. It all started when I was a kid growing up. We had a field in front of our house, and a field in back of our house, yet lived on a street that had other homes along it, at the edge of town. In the summer, I remember the walks through the field of corn behind our house, and the feel of the damp mud on my bare feet back then. The trips to my grandparents remote Midwestern farm, are some of my favorite childhood memories, and from as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to live in the country like them. My husband grew up on a farm, and after we married our goal was to move to out of town. Soon we did, and we have never regretted that decision. We live in old farmhouse with a red barn, which are a great inspiration for what I paint. It gives me a sense of peace and happiness to work on my quiet, country, landscape paintings.
Several of my paintings have been juried into 'The Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined' and will be shown at the Bedford Arts Center Gallery, in Walnut Creek, CA (bay area) from March 3 - May 19, 2013
One of my paintings "Near Home" is in the Jan. 2013, juried exhibit, at the Bridgeport Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Link to view my paintings at the Freeport Art Museums, Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151312413730365&set=a.10151312413545365.519849.97889140364&type=1&theater
Several of my paintings are in the fall/winter 2012-13 Regional Juried Exhibition IX, at the Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my Heartland landscape paintings. Your post made my day! :) Best wishes, Sharon
Thank you! Sharon
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your paintings! Beautiful.
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my Heartland paintings on the Ugallery Blog! Sharon
Hi Sharon. It's a pleasure sharing your art with UGallery. You can read our blog post about you here: http://blog.ugallery.com/post/29140880431/new-artist-spotlight-sandi-anton-michael-bykovski