About the Artist

Sharon B. Parker, Artist and Instructor

Sharon Parker - Biography

"My artwork expresses my desire to portray the beauty and meaning in life, whether the subject is landscape, still life, or figurative.  Watercolor is such a spontaneous, constantly surprising medium that I have been drawn to it from the beginning of my art journey.  The transparency and brilliancy of the paint create exciting passages in each piece that I hope will help to inspire and enrich those who see my work." 

 

Sharon B. Parker has been working professionally as an artist and art teacher since 1988.   Her education at William and Mary in Fine Art and Education, along with workshops by artists Arne Westermann, Lori Putnam, Mary Todd Beam, Jan Ledbetter, Gloria Coker, and Ken Wright, have provided a valuable foundation for her art career.   Her art teaching career at Williamsburg Christian Academy brought her much joy and she treasures the many students who touched her life there.  

 

Four years ago she had the privilege of helping to start a new gallery, New Town Art Gallery, and of devoting more time to creating artwork, mainly in watercolor.  Her main gallery representation is there, along with 11 exceptional local artists. Seasonal receptions, special events, and a beautiful, rentable space add to the uniqueness of New Town Art Gallery.  Sharon also teaches adult and youth art classes exclusively for This Century Art Gallery/Williamsburg Art Center, Williamsburg's premier non-profit gallery, where she has taught for 13 years and exhibits.  And on Wednesday mornings she is part of the Williamsburg Studio Painters, a talented local group of artists who get together to paint and exhibit.  Sharon's latest gallery representation is at Gallery 15 in Irvington, Virginia, a beautiful gallery on the Northern Neck. 

 

Thank you for viewing my work; I welcome your comments and any questions you may have.
Please contact me at artdreams@msn.com or www.sharonparkerart.com.

 

Recent Shows and Exhibits

5/2014 Award of Merit at the 35th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition

6/10/13 to 7/19/13    Merit Award
          Members Show, This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA 
5/1/13 to 6/1/13  International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC 

4/2013  Group Exhibit at TCAG's Weekend Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

3/2013  Williamsburg Studio Painters Group Exhibit at the JCC Government Building

9/2012, 9/2011 and 9/2010  This Century Art Gallery's 5 x 7 Fundraising Event

Williamsburg Winery Plein Air Exhibit, Williamsburg, VA - September 2012

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, New Town Art Gallery Group Exhibit, Williamsburg. VA -

   August 29 through January 2013

Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce This Century Art Gallery Instructors Exhibit, Williamsburg, VA -

   March 5 through June 5, 2012

11/4/11 ? 12/10/11     Wednesday Mornings:  Williamsburg Studio Painters Group Show at Prince George Art & Frame, Williamsburg, VA

11/11/11 ? 12/11/11  New Town Art Gallery Group Show at Aromas, Williamsburg, VA

9/2011 ? 11/2011  Williamsburg Symphonia Musical Chairs Fundraiser

New Town Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA - Ongoing since 6/2010

This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA - Ongoing since 1994

2005-2013  Seaside Art Gallery's Annual International Miniature Show, Nags Head, NC 

The 2010 Williamsburg Flower Show, Prince George Art & Frame, Williamsburg, VA 

2005  The Art of Music, Painted Violins, Williamsburg, VA