Sharon Paster

Sea Foam, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Sea Foam

Oil on canvas

36 x 36 inches

Sunrise From Mount Tam, Oil on panel, 60 x 60 inches

Sunrise From Mount Tam

Oil on panel

60 x 60 inches 

Seeing the Light, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Seeing the Light

Oil On Canvas

36 x 36 inches 

View From Tiburon, Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

View From Tiburon

Oil on panel

48 x 36 inches 

A Stones Throw, Oil on canvas, 42 x 72 inches

A Stones Throw

Oil on canvas

42 x 72 inches

Wave Break 2, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Wave Break 2

Oil on panel

60 x 60 inches 

Interlude, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Interlude

Oil On Canvas

60 x 60 inches 

Depth of Feeling, Oil on panel, 48 x 60 inches

Depth of Feeling

Oil on panel

48 x 60 inches SOLD

Near Shore, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Near Shore

Oil on canvas

48 x 48 inches

Calistoga Hike, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Calistoga Hike 

Oil on canvas

48 x 48 inches 

Slipstream, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Slipstream

Oil On Canvas

60 x 60 inches

Spin, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Spin

Oil on canvas

48 x 48 inches

Give and Take, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Give and Take

Oil on canvas

60 x 60 inches

Inlet, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Inlet

Oil on canvas

60 x 60 inches SOLD

New Blue, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

New Blue

Oil on canvas

48 x 60 inches

2 Dogs, Oil on Canvas, 48 x36 inches

Two Dogs

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 inches

Skimming the Surface, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Skimming the Surface

Oil on canvas

60 x 60 inches SOLD

Uncommon Ground, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

Uncommon Ground

Oil on canvas

60 x 48 inches SOLD

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.