My Journey

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."                                                                                         Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

My Story

Following a successful career as a Computer Engineer and Product Manager for Fortune 500 companies,  I turned my attention to art.    With support and encouragement from friends, & family, I am pursuing a lifelong ambition of painting.

 

Art is all about a visual experience.  Our brains interpret how we see things - the quality of light, shapes & patterns, color, shadow, what is predominant & what is recessive.  We see what we learned which constrains the way we actually interpret our visual experience.  

Impressionists deal with issues of light-perceived, visual reality.  Whether depicting the natural world or everyday life experiences, Contemporary Impressionists use loose, expressive brushwork and focus on the effects of light.   By using the tools of the craft, improving my observation skills & using creativity, I continue to grow as an artist using the basic elements in art -  line, shape, color & value.   

What I previously saw has taken on different meaning.  I realize that something is communicated through my work each time it is viewed.    I paint for the joy of it all and hope that you will derive some pleasure from viewing my work.

ORGANIZATIONS:

Portrait Society of America

Oil Painters of America,  Associate Member

American Impressionist Society

Colorado Springs Art Guild, past Board Member - secretary

Pikes Peak Arts Council

Manitou Springs Arts Council, past Board Member

COLLECTIONS:

Homes in the United States, England, South Korea, Australia & India

EDUCATION:

Art classes with Chuck Mardosz, Martha Mans, Sherrie McGraw, Caroline Anderson, Kim English, Dan Schultz, Sheary Clough Suiter, Karen Standridge and Dena Peterson

Cornell University, New York Hospital - BS Degree
State University of New York, Stony Brook - Masters Degree Nurse Practitioner
Boston University - Masters Degree Computer Engineering

 

sharonrege@gmail.com

719.237.0615

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