My painting practice ranges from landscape to still life to abstract, but the underlying passion is the same: the aliveness, wonder, and magnificence of life and the importance of creating a precise expression that does justice to it…
Sharon Thompson was born and raised near Peterborough Ontario. She attended the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Queens University as a mature student, while raising three children. Thompson’s work has been exhibited extensively in group and solo shows in Canada and the USA. She has received Ontario Arts Council grants, and awards including the Society of Canadian Artists Award, 2003, the Nan Yeomans Legacy Award, 2010, the De Serres Award, 2012.
Sharon has attended residencies both in Canada and the USA and was the recipient of a half scholarship award from the Vermont Studio Center, USA. Her work is represented in public collections including the permanent collection of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston), IBM (Toronto), the Ontario Municpal Employees Collection (Toronto) CN Railways (Montreal) and the Mount Sinai Hospital Collection (Toronto). Her work is in private collections in Canada, USA, UK, Germany, and New Zealand.