Artist Sharon Pate-Martin

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Sharon Pate-Martin believes that “Art is the pathway to the best part of her soul”.  Sharon was born in 1950 and resides in Chicago, IL.  Her love for the arts started early in her life.   She was in ballet classes at four years old, writing poetry in the fifth grade (which she continues today), to playing piano at ten. But she fell in love with crayons and paint in the third grade.  Barnum Bailey Circus was in town and each class was asked to draw and paint a clown.  Sharon won for the third grade and received two tickets for the circus.  She retired from Avalon Park Elementary School in 2013 where she helped preschoolers with art projects and also taught the after school arts and crafts program to third through eighth grade. After retiring, Sharon decided to pursue her love of art at the Joan and Ray Kroc Center.  
Her passion for brilliant color is recognizable in all of her work from surrealism, Multi-media and folk art. Sharon’s choice of mediums is acrylics. When creating a multi-media piece, she uses molding paste and scraps of materials.  Her creative style is African American Folk art and Multi-media pieces.
She was featured in the “Seven begin to soar” art gallery show at the Joan and Ray Kroc Center (Salvation Army) in 2014. In 2015, her art work was show-cased at the Water Reclamation District for their “Black History Celebration”.  In the summer of 2015, Sharon was featured with Ancestry Moon Creation’s 2nd annual “Beyond the Clouds” at the Joan and Ray Kroc Center (Salvation Army).   Sharon is currently working on a series that depicts Black southern life.
 Sharon is presently affiliated with Ancestry Moon Creations, Chicago, Il.  Sharon graduated from Chicago State University and St. Xavier University.

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