Once the elements for a project have been chosen, the drawings begin.Sharon's clients find it amazingly easy to comprehend what she has in mind because she makes it a simple process for them. Once rough thumbnails have been agreed to deliver the concept, Sharon creates a miniature of the area she will be painting. An artist's colored rendering is called a "maquette". Sharon takes that step further and executes it either as a diorama if multiple walls are involved or she works on enlarged copies of photos of the actual room so that it can be viewed in its total environment, with furniture and window treatments. Sharon remarks that she is surprised when a client comments about work done by someone else that it was disappointing or not what they were expecting. "There are absolutely no mysteries about the outcome of my work. All the details have been worked out before any paint is mixed." Sharon's portfolio includes several examples of the finished drawings, followed by photos of the completed job.
Sharon says" I studied at the Paier School of Art, formerly the Whitney School, in New Haven, Connecticut. My background gave me the best of two worlds to develop the techniques I use. Formal training as both a fine artist and graphics designer is combined with razor sharp execution honed from years of experience as a commercial hand-lettering artist." As a decorative artist, Sharon's portfolio only opens with murals. She offers a wide array of glazed and textured finishes, including several breathtaking creations of mica-infused plaster. Her stenciling techniques include traditional as well as dimensional work. Cloudscapes range from simple and whimsical used for nurseries and perhaps a laundry room, quiet and airy to recall that perfect morning sky, to billowy and dramatic as the mood may dictate. She also offers faux marble and faux bois (wood-graining).
Sharon is a member of the National Society of Mural Painters and the Stencil Artisans League. She is a nationally award winning artist, having garnered the grand prize in the decorative painting division of a competition sponsored by American Painting Contractors in 2004. She has also been a participant since 2003 in The Salon, an international by-invitation-only gathering of artists. These conferences have brought Sharon to Bruges Belgium and Oslo, Norway as well as a recent gathering in the States in Philadelphia.
Sharon's work can be found in residences throughout Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut, as well as Westchester County in New York.