As part of the Art in Public Places, artist Sharon Long will display her work at the Coastal Branch Library for the month of August. Sharon is a local watercolor artist, instructor, and publisher who has lived in the area for 30 years. Her specially designed palette system simplifies the process of creating rich, vivid colors and strong values. Through painting and teaching, she shares her inspirations from her life of travel with her husband, Robert. The couple has They traveled 5 months out of every year, for 18 years, teaching and sharing everything they know about their art form.
“Courtyards of New Orleans”, a series Robert painted, are included in this exhibit. Since Robert passed away in 2008, Sharon continues with their innovative style and easy-to-follow instructions that give both novice and experienced painters confidence when working with watercolor. Her vibrant paintings are in public and private collections internationally. You can reach her for information, classroom opportunities and commissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.