Sharon Spiller

St. Louis, Missouri

“I am inspired by views and reactions to places and spaces from both imaginary and actual experience; such as a body of water, a wild storm, a vivid dream. These works are spontaneous reactions to memories and feelings from my life. My images are mapped with marks, lines, and color, both expressive and linear. Color and line are essential in the communication of my work. After the painting is completed, I add a thick layer of UV protectant infused high gloss. This gives my work another dimension by adding reflections of the outside world to the work.”

Sharon was born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, and grew up in Kansas where her art interests began, spending countless hours watching her mother paint. She started out at Kansas State University with a different degree in mind and then switched her classes to art history, drawing and painting after a visit by her mom who handed off her art supplies. Sharon began to experiment and then found she could not stop…she had finally found her passion. She now lives in St. Louis with her children and an assortment of furry critters.

“I create images, both from nature and from within, bringing the vision to form through my use of color, composition, and texture. My finished pieces communicate a strong and vivid emotional statement on canvas.”