My favorite medium is watercolor. I like to use transparent watercolors because they glow with luminescence and allows for the light I see in life to be captured on paper. I begin a painting by first selecting a subject with character.
I have no formal art training so every painting is a challenge. I aspire to one day to be a truly good artist.
I started drawing as a teenager. You may recall those art advertisements that were in the guise of a contest. Draw this dog and submit it to our panel of artists and see if you qualify. Of course, every submission was a winner if you could afford the huge price tag to enroll in their correspondence school. Well, my family couldn't afford it so my effort to be an artist was put on the shelf, but not my desire.
In the 80's my husband and I had a flight school in southern Californian. After a student would solo I would paint his or her portrait in whatever aircraft they flew. I sold numerous oil paintings during the late 80's and early 90's under my then name, Sharon Hiser. My husband died in a helicopter accident while doing aerial fire suppression in San Bernardino, California in 1997.
In 2004 my second husband and I moved to Prescott, AZ. I am grateful for all of his support. Shortly after our move I joined the Mountain Artists Guild and I have been actively pursuing my artistic efforts ever since.
The greatest gift for an artist is the beauty that surrounds us daily.