One Good Deed



As a full time Contemporary Artist, Sharlene is achieving her goal of living life to its fullest doing purely what she loves to do.

She gets the most gratification from expressing herself through her art and then the artwork eliciting an emotional response and achieving a sense of belonging with another person.

She has great patience and each artwork is executed with full attention to the finest details.  Many of Sharlene's works represent playable music.  Music to Sharlene is an international language that can elect understanding without the need for words.  Some of the music shown in Sharlene's oil paintings was composed especially for her paintings by fellow NZ Artist Erika Husselman.

Sharlenes other passion is for Chalk Pastels and Charcoal in which she enjoys creating pet/animal portraits from photographs.

Sharlene paints specifically for a number of causes and donates artworks every year, going as far as shaving her head for the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation in 2009.

She believes in "paying it forward" and says "it is always good for the soul to help others that one day may be helping you".

While Sharlenes preferred mediums are Oils and Chalk Pastels she creates in many other mediums as well.

Sharlene is always open to commissions of any genre.

Sharlene has successfully exhibited throughout New Zealand.  She is one of seven artists worldwide selected to have her artworks transformed into jewellery with award winning American company Bajidoo.  In 2010 she participated in the "Legato" exhibition held in Cassino, Italy.

The main focus of the trip to India was the connection for future artists with the International Gallery, in the hopes that a bond could be formed to allow the same opportunities for other New Zealand artists to gain a cultural experience there and likewise with Indian Artists visiting here.

Sharlene was asked to produce a number of works while in India, also to gain cultural knowledge and interact in cultural customs.

To learn more about the residency please click HERE

You can find out more about Sharlene by visiting her Website or connect with her on Facebook

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