Adriana Sharpe is a self-taught, expressionistic painter that works predominately with oils and acrylics. Sharpe translates her passions and emotions through her artwork. She was born in Manbi, Ecuador and lived throughout South America until she moved to the United States at the age of 20. In her early years, Sharpe was mentored by Oswaldo Guayasamin. While still in Ecuador, she attended Universidad San Gregorio de Manabi for Graphic Design and Universidad tecnica de Manbi for Agriculture and Agronomics; the influences can be seen in many of her landscape paintings. Sharpe is identified by her ability to draw on raw human emotions and translating them through vivid colors and clean lines.