I paint scenes mainly from my imagination for my quiet country landscapes. I live and paint on an old farmstead in the Midwest. My contemporary folk art landscapes are painted simply from the heart. In my work, I strive to capture the feelings of quiet, peace, and serenity that I find in the country. This original acrylic painting is of a sweet donkey and pig that I found at a rural apple orchard in the Midwestern heartland. They met only in my imagination as they were kept in separate grassy pens. This piece comes wired and ready to hang.

- Sharon France

Just Met!

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

12" h x 16" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 15 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.