Artist Sharon Schwenk

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My desire is to capture the colors, light and shadows in the gardens, vineyards and villages I visit. What surprises me is each subject seems to acquire a style of its own. I love the feel of the oil paint as it moves across the canvas with instructions from the subject.


Welcome to my website. I hope that you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy finding the subjects and creating the scenes. Traveling to another country, state or region opens my eyes. When free from the day to day busyness of normal life it seems that beauty is all around even in the simplest scenes such as a door way or gate. When I return to Matthews my eyes are open to the same types of scenes here.
Since I am California native, I return to California every year. The vineyards, Santa Barbara coastline, and the farmland of the San Joaquin are favorite painting subjects. Many of my paintings are the result of numerous trips to Provence and the Dordogne Regions of France. And Paris, of course. My work has evolved to include the beaches of North and South Carolina, scenes from New England and the NC mountains and country side. I live in Matthews, NC with my husband Michael and our two cats Tom and Jerry. [...]

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