I hope you enjoy viewing my vision of the quiet, rural landscapes of the American Heartland. Old farms, barns, meadows and big open skies are often the inspiration for my art. I am influenced by the old Barbizon, Tonalist, and Realist painters. I live and paint on an old farmstead in the Midwestern Heartland and my contemporary rural landscapes are painted simply from the heart. My art work is in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. This painting can be hung unframed or framed. The edges are painted a solid color to match, and the piece comes wired and ready to hang!

- Sharon France

Poppies by the Red Barn

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

8" h x 16" w x .7" 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.