Artist Sharon Will

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.sharonwill.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Working representationally in pastel and oils, with a passion for plein air painting.

  • Recipient of many awards and honors over the past 3 decades, including the IAPS Master Circle Award and Signature Member of PSWC.

  • Featured in American Artist Magazine - "Taking Charge of Color" and Pratique Des Arts Magazine

  • Price Range: $350.00 - $8,000.00

  • More info on Sharon Will's FASO Connect profile

The Artist Says:

"I am committed to making impression of my world.  Much of my work today is done plein air, as I find it the most satisfying.  There's nothing more exhilarating than being outdoors working from life, whether it's summer, winter, day, or night time!   Direct observation from life is the only way to truly capture the subtleties of color found in nature, whether its painting plein air, or the still life and figure in the studio.   Believing that nature is our best teacher, my work focuses on capturing the light from life, in everyday situations, and learning to see the world in it's simplest elements of value, shape, color and edges.   My goal is never to copy nature, but be true to it and focus the viewer on that special light, color relationship, or mood that initially excited me.   It's my hope that as I humbly attempt to paint glimpses of the beauty around me, our creation as well as our Creator is honored."


     Michigan artist, SHARON WILL got her start in the arts through training and working, in the commercial art field.  Several years were spent in graphics, illustration, and freelancing before breaking from advertising, all the while studying painting.   Beginning in oil, then followed by decades of working exclusively in pastel, she now paints in both mediums, with an emphasis on plein air painting.  Landscapes, still lifes, and figures provide the needed variety, yet she is consistently drawn back to the landscape for her major inspiration.  
    Over forty years of painting have won Sharon numerous National and International Awards including, Paint the Parks, IAPS Prix de Pastel, as well as a featured article in American Artist Magazine.   For her achievements in pastel, she has been inducted into the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast.  In addition to painting Sharon runs a custom framing business from her studio, and periodically teaches in oil and pastel. 
    Currently Sharon's originals are available through Mackinac's Little Gallery on Mackinac Island, Syncronicity in Glen Arbor, MI as well as her home/studio by appointment 586-336-9693. Prints are now made available through Fine Art America.Memberships include the Great Lakes Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Degas Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. 
Visit Sharon’s website: www.sharonwill.com   
Contact Sharon at [email protected] for any further information on her original pastels and oils, or prints.
                            "I am committed to making impressions of my world, the simple beauty that often goes unnoticed.  Much of my work today is done plein air, as I find it the most satisfying.  There's nothing more exhilarating than being outdoors working from life in all seasons.   I believe direct observation from life is [...]

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