Sharon France
Malta, Illinois

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.

Under a Starlit Sky
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,400

Quietly Grazing
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,325

The Old Stone Farmhouse
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$775


Under the Growing Clouds
30" x 40" , acrylic painting
$2,500

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Away in a Balloon!
12" x 16" , oil painting
$1,005

In a Jumble
12" x 16" , oil painting
$950


Old Farmhouse and Abstracted Fields
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$725

A Quiet Country Home
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$2,050

On a Moonlit Night
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$725


By the Quiet Field
15" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,850

New Pals
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,025

Along the Country Lane
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$2,050


Below the Clearing Sky
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,750


Near the Quiet Stream
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,325

Red Barn Under a Big Blue Sky
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$775

Red Barn - Banded Fields
11" x 14" , acrylic painting
$625


Followed Her to School One Day
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$955

Just Met!
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,025

Shed Beyond the White Goose
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,005


Bales by the Old Farm Shed
12" x 24" , acrylic painting
$850

Behind the Old Fence Line
12" x 24" , acrylic painting
$800

Best Buddies
9" x 11" , pastel artwork
$875


Headed to the Old Gothic Farmhouse
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,100

Out for a Wander
11" x 14" , acrylic painting
$775

In the Summer Field
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,300


A Slice of the Country
12" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,050

Poppies by the Red Barn
8" x 16" , acrylic painting
$475

On a Misty Morning
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,025


In the Quiet Fields
18" x 36" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Old Farmhouse at Sunrise
9" x 12" , acrylic painting
$415

Beyond the Rows
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$675


Beyond the Old Model B
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$725

Windmill on the Old Farmstead
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$1,650


Artist and Customer Comments


Sharon France 12/12/2016 | 10:13 AM

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.

Sharon France 11/3/2015 | 10:34 AM

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

Sharon France 3/6/2015 | 7:58 PM

Thank you Marcia for your very kind words on my painting. I had fun coming up with the idea for this piece. Sincerely, Sharon

commentsThe Old Stone Farmhouse
M Clements 3/6/2015 | 5:52 PM

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) Marcia Clements

Sharon France 2/10/2015 | 6:18 PM

Thank you for taking the time to write and for your kind comment on my painting. I sincerely appreciate it! Sharon

commentsA Quiet Country Home
Gregg 2/10/2015 | 2:42 PM

This is such a beautiful painting. The colors are unusual and fantastic and the composition is so intriguing. Really well done!

Sharon France 11/2/2014 | 12:14 PM

I have been working on a new series of larger paintings of old houses in my quiet, country landscape scenes.

Sharon France 2/26/2014 | 9:12 PM

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.

Sharon France 12/7/2013 | 9:01 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my painting!

commentsWaiting to Go Home
S Day 12/7/2013 | 4:34 PM

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.

Sharon France 11/9/2013 | 11:34 AM

I was happy to have been juried in, as an associate member of The Society of Animal Artists, in November 2013.

Sharon France 7/29/2013 | 4:22 PM

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

Sharon France 5/28/2013 | 2:41 PM

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.

Sharon France 3/9/2013 | 3:54 PM

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.

Sharon France 1/26/2013 | 8:43 AM

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

Sharon France 1/7/2013 | 9:26 AM

One of my paintings "Near Home" is in the Jan. 2013, juried exhibit, at the Bridgeport Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Sharon France 12/7/2012 | 5:12 PM

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

Sharon France 11/7/2012 | 9:06 AM

Several of my paintings are in the fall/winter 2012-13 Regional Juried Exhibition IX, at the Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL.

Sharon France 9/16/2012 | 7:00 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my Heartland landscape paintings. Your post made my day! :) Best wishes, Sharon

Sharon France 9/16/2012 | 6:56 PM

Thank you! Sharon

K Mercier 9/16/2012 | 12:28 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your paintings! Beautiful.

Sharon France 8/10/2012 | 4:58 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my Heartland paintings on the Ugallery Blog! Sharon

UGallery 8/10/2012 | 4:05 PM

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