Sharon Weiser, who grew up in Wisconsin, began painting as a child and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts and K-12 teaching certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She taught in the Art and Design Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for two years and for the past 35 years has conducted classes and workshops in Wisconsin, Arizona and New Mexico. After living for twenty years in Phoenix, Arizona, Weiser returned to the Midwest where she currently teaches painting and drawing at her studio.
Clearly, the time Sharon Weiser spent in Arizona left its mark artistically as she continues to create her joyfully close-up cactus compositions. Painting in either oils or acrylics, Weiser works primarily from her own photos - cropping, replacing, repositioning or enlarging forms to expertly compose her dynamic light-filled canvases.
It is bold colors, a remarkable attention to detail and a singular sense of design that makes the paintings of Sharon Weiser stand apart. Her artwork also continues to evolve as her curiosity compels her to keep experimenting with different color palettes, subjects and ideas.
“In my hobby stage of painting, the question was ‘what should I paint?’” Weiser recalls. “When I discovered that an artist paints light as it falls over form, the question became ‘how can I ever, in my lifetime, paint all that exists, all that I now see?’ Yes, it’s still fun, but so much more.”
It is the unique and complex compositions of Sharon Weiser paintings that not only capture her artistic devotion and expertise but capture the accolades of clients and critics as well; Sharon Weiser has won many awards including those from American Artist and The Artist’s magazines.
Sharon Weiser is a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League and the Arizona Art Alliance.