Sharon Lill is a recent transplant to Raleigh, North Carolina, from the Northern Virginia area. She studied graphic design and fine art in college and has focused on graphic design for the majority of her working life... until now. Sharon is a member of the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh and is now focused a fine art career. Her work has been seen at the Carolina Colors Art Show and Sale, North Carolina State Fair, Sertoma Arts Center, Visual Art Exchange and The Royal Bean Coffeehouse. She also has a studio and gallery in the Carter Building in the South Glenwood area of downtown Raleigh and shows her work on First Fridays.
Art feeds my soul. Making art, reading about art, viewing art , thinking about art... these are the recurring themes of my life.
Although I’ve taken many workshops and classes over the years, I consider myself a self-taught artist. From pencil to pen and ink, to watercolors, to pastels, to acrylics and oil paint, I’ve worked in multiple mediums but have recently narrowed my focus to oil and acrylics. I still spend many hours drawing, but when the paintbrush is in my hand is when my art comes alive.
My style is somewhere between painterly and realism and my subject is nature... at least for today. I’m captivated by the clouds in the sky, the turn of a leaf, the beauty of a flower and the myriad of things that might catch my eye on my daily walks. Rendering not only what I see, but the feelings these scenes evoke, is my goal and my challenge.