SHARON STRASBURG

SHARON STRASBURG

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The drama of a thunder storm rolling in from a distant horizon, the mesmerizing rhythms of the ocean waves, the expanse of fertile fields and forests stretching as far as the eye can see under magnificent skies inform my minimalist landscape monotypes.  To create the richly luminous tones and softly undulating transitions of color and texture from nature I use a combination of painting and printmaking techniques. The resulting works on paper are the collected memories of special places from my travels.  I use a laser to cut some of these artworks along the lines of topographical maps then reassemble the sinuous shapes into undulating transitions of earthly detail.  The flowing contours invite you to embark on a journey to a beloved vista from your memory or imagination.

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My monotypes have been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows with work in the collections of the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts in Denver, Colorado and Museo Aeronautico in Rome, Italy as well as corporate and private collections in 20 states. I have received over a dozen best of show, best of printmaking, and merit awards at juried fine art festivals around the United States.  I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors at the University of South Dakota and went on the earn a Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art of Temple University, studying at their campuses in Rome, Italy and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I currently live and work in Denver, Colorado.