Texas Nature and Flower Artist Sharen Chatterton

“I have such a passion for creating and sharing my art, whether it is defining the detail on a large acrylic piece, reminding myself to allow the watercolors to do their thing, or mixing it up with different materials and mediums in a mixed media piece, I find joy and peace in creating art and sharing that passion with others. As an artist, I endeavor to express my love of nature in each of my pieces. I try to capture the beauty created by an undeniably talented God. I am especially captivated by the play of light on objects, whether it be the light through the fence and the patterns it creates on a zinnia, the first rays that spread across a dazzling sunflower, or the sparkles of light touching a glass bottle, I am drawn to capture them in my art. My palette is vibrant rich colors, it’s all around us; I just bring them together in an intense explosion of color and smiles. There is such brilliance and beauty in all of nature, my inspiration is endless, my canvas is always full, over the edge. I believe that my art will not only inspire you to smile each time you view a piece, but that my art will also bring a spot of joy to your home, your world, your life “

FAR Featured Artist:

The month of May, brought some amazing news, I was extremely privileged to find out that I am the featured artist on the Fine Art Registry website;

In the News:

Read a Review of my Gallery Exhibit;

An Extract from Article: “Puppets, petunias and photography get real this Tuesday”

By ANDY YOUNG

POST MODERN PANSY’S: When you step into gallery to view the work of local artist and gardener Sharen Chatterton, you can almost smell the roses and feel the butterfly wings glide across your cheek, but that wing is only a tear; a tear that strikes you straight in the heart when it rolls off your cheek after viewing these acrylic wonderworks at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. From the artist statement: “Two of my favorite things are gardening and creating art. I love the colors, the smells, and the peace and solitude that my time spent in the garden and in front of a canvas brings to me. I endeavor to express my love of nature in each of my pieces. I try to capture the beauty created by an undeniably talented God.” Plus it’s one of the last weeks to stroll the gardens before you remember what 100° weather leaves you not smelling exactly like a rose.

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Awards & Such:

  • Best of Show – TAG (Trinity Arts Guild) Members Only Juried Show April 2011
    • Summerlicious Strawberries 36″ x 48″
  • Grapevine Art Project  Oct. 2011 Show
    • “First Place” Summerlicious Strawberries
  • First Place-Still Life TAG (Trinity Arts Guild) Members Only Juried Show Dec. 2010
    • Gulf Fritillary & Sunflowers 8″ x 8″
  • Grapevine Art Project  Oct. 2010 Show
    • “Peoples Choice Award” The Art of Gardening
  • Mid Cities 25th Anniversary Judged Open Art Show Mar. 2010
    • “Honorable Mention” Professional Works on Canvas – Summer III
  • Grapevine Art Project  Oct. 2009 Show
    • “Peoples Choice Award” Summer II
  • Trinity Arts Guild Painting of the Month, September 2009
    • Second Place  Summer III
  • Exhibited in the 9th Annual Art Connection Member’s Exhibition
    • Summer III and Twin Works I
  • Peoples Choice Award TAG (Trinity Arts Guild) Open Juried Show 2009
    • Summer II
  • Woodland Art League Second Place
    • Homegrown III
  • Brazos Valley Art League Juried Art Show First Place Honorable Mention
    • Orchid Melody
  • Brazos Valley Art League Juried Art Show First Place
    • Crack of Dawn
  • Brazos Valley Art League Juried Art Show First Place Overall
    • Crack of Dawn
  • Woodland Art League First Place
    • Paper Thin
  • Livingston Art League First Place
    • Sire’s Pride