Oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Sharon Paster was born in Tennessee has been painting since the age of 13. A graduate of Brandeis University, she began with representational pieces and has been exploring abstraction more and more over the years. She focuses on the vibration of matter and how our world exists right on the edge of chaos, in almost constant flux. Retaining her sense of gestural animation is important to her as a painter. She uses layers of glazes and gestural lines to convey the depth of space wherever she can. The artist’s keen use of color is both exciting and calming.
Paster has exhibited in Northern California since 2002 and has won several awards. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and has exhibited in the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Recent publications include Art of Northern California, Artweek, and American Art Collector.
I am interested in conveying a “state of possibility,” where everything in the atmosphere pulsates with life, on the verge of movement and change. My paintings are not about what is seen, they are about the forces of energy that surround us. How one motion affects the next is a continuing source of fascination for me.