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Artist Brenda Sharpe


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Biography


Brenda Sharpe spent her childhood and early adult years in the Georgian Bay area
of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.  She was awarded first prize in an art contest for
the town of Parry Sound in grade school.
 
A trip to Europe at the age of 16 was a source of inspiration.  In Paris she had her
portrait done in charcoal, at Montmarte, giving her an appreciation for academic drawing.
 
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Ryerson University
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
She worked for 7 years in Commercial Design throughout Canada.  She held positions
corporately, well as freelance design.
 
Workshops attended
 
-Zoltan Zabo, Traverse City Michigan
-Brian Atyeo, Haliburton School of Art, Killarney Georgian Bay
-Gordon Perrier, Dundas School of Art, San Miguel, Mexico
-Dianne Hoff-Rome, Mass. USA, course in Italy and south of France
-John David Anderson, Barrie Ontario
-Enrolled in the Academy of Realist Art, (formerly Michael John Angel Studios 
 Academy of Art, Toronto Canada, and Florence Italy.  Areas of study included :
 Pencil Bargue Drawing, Charcoal Drawing from plaster cast, Live models,
 Old Masters reproduction in Oil, Historical Paint Techniques for Frames, Portrait commission in Oil
 Art History lectures by Michael John Angel 
 Participated in First Open House Show and Sale of Academy of Realist Art
 
-Barbara Schilling Impressionist  "Sculpting the Still Life in Oils"
-Susan Blackwood  OPA AIS  "Concept Painting"
 
 Exhibited oil painting for Silent Auction Event at McLaren Art Center, Barrie, Ontario
 
Private art lessons in Barrie and guest artist at Ste. John de Brebeuf Secondary School,
Woodbridge, Ontario,
 
She paints both in studio and plein air.  Plein air paintings have been in Canada,
France and Italy.
 
Sales of her paintings have been to clients in Canada, Italy, Belgium and England.
 
Associate member of OPA
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