I paint scenes mainly from my imagination for 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 feeling of the quiet peace and serenity I find in the country. This painting is of a heritage Merino sheep ram that I found at a rural farm museum. The sides of the canvas are painted dark green, and this piece comes wired and ready to hang.

- Sharon France

Out for a Wander

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 13 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.