Reception: October 15, 6-8PM
On Display: August 18 – October 24
Sharon Grimes, of Longview, TX is a self taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is a personal expression of life, with all its textures and layers. Inspired by nature and the universe, her work typically features vivid colors and vibrant energy and is consistently characterized by strong composition, contrast, and texture, which demonstrate her remarkable understanding of color and composition. Sharon first became interested in art at a young age. She grew up loving to sketch people, animals and her surroundings. In her early twenties her passion for art blossomed as she was inspired by the many galleries and museums she frequented in London while living abroad for a year.
Grimes is a 2014 Hunting Art Prize finalist. Her work has been described by Sara Eyestone, artist, writer and curator for La Posada de Sante Fe Hotel and Spa, as a “feast for the eyes.” Grimes paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions including the East Texas Regional Art Exhibit at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, P’s Gallery Regional Art exhibit and a solo exhibit at Classics Furniture and Interiors. Her art is also exhibited in public collections including Tyler Street Bistro, Regions Bank, Longview Museum of Fine Arts and The Women’s Center of East Texas. Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States and has been featured in the Piney Woods Live Magazine and the Longview News Journal.
Sharon Grimes has studied with renowned artist Xianng Zhang, William Kalwick, Jane E Jones and more recently Cheryl McClure of Overton, TX and Cody Hooper of Albuquerque, NM.
Her talent and love of art has led her to direct and conduct courses on the subject of Art as Meditation. She has also been commissioned by the First Lutheran church of Longview, TX to paint a” Spiritual Collection” which still hangs in the church today. She created a collage for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone, Africa as a commemoration to the victims of civil unrest. She has exhibited for several local art groups and taught at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts summer programs. She is a member of the Southwestern Society of Watercolor Artist.
A portion of all art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the
The Community Storehouse.
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Gallery Hours: 1:00 – 5:00 PM Tuesday to Friday and by appointment
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Elm Street Studio
139 S. Elm Street
Keller, TX 76248