Sharon Fox Cranston

Sharon Fox Cranston

Sharon Fox Cranston
SCA, MPAC, PSA

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Sharon Fox Cranston

A designated Master Pastelist member of Pastel Artists Canada (MPAC), a Signature member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and the Pastel Society of America (PSA). Sharon’s preferred mediums are acrylic & pastel. Her impressionistic painting style retains the integrity of “the place” while still being loose enough in application to actively challenge the viewer to interpret the work for him or herself. An avid plein air painter, her focus is on the texture, colour and rhythms of the rural and urban landscape. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

Present Memberships

Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
Master Pastelist Signature member of Pastel Artists Canada (MPAC)
Signature member of Pastel Society of America (PSA)

Awards

Honourable Mention – Art in the County 2014, Picton, ON
Juror’s Award – Art in the County 2013, Picton, ON
Juror’s Award – Art in the County 2013, Picton, ON
Award (2nd Prize) – 1st Annual Plein Air Festival 2013, Belleville, ON
Terry Ludwig Award (2nd prize) Purely Pastel 2010, Pastel Artists Canada, Toronto, ON
Award of Excellence – Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Works on Paper, Vancouver, BC
Honourable Mention – ArtSpring Gallery, Purely Pastel, Pastel Artists Canada, Salt Spring Island, BC

Recent Exhibitions

2018 – Square Foot Show, Julia Veenstra Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2016 – Square Foot Show, Julia Veenstra Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2016 – Autumn Art Sale, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, ON
2016 – Purely Pastel, Aurora, ON
2016 – Ekphrasis, BlizzMax Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
2016 – Art in the County, Picton, ON
2015 – One of a Kind Christmas Show, Toronto, ON
2015 – Autumn Art Sale, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, ON
2015 – Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto
2015 – Artfest, Port Credit
2015 – Artfest, Kingston
2015 – Art in the Park, Oakville
2015 – Buckhorn Art Festival, Buckhorn, ON
2015 – Art in the County, Picton, ON
2015 – Muskoka Art Festival, Bracebridge, ON
2015 – The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2015 – 10 Visions of Joy, Irish Ambassador’s Residence, Ottawa, ON
2015 – Off the Wall, Arts on Main Gallery, Picton, ON
2014 – One of a Kind Christmas Show, Toronto, ON
2014 – Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, ON 2014 – 26 Atlantic Crossings, Picton, ON
2014 – Buckhorn Art Festival, Buckhorn, ON
2014 – Collectively Independent – Arts on Main Gallery, Picton, ON
2014 – Art in the County, Picton, ON
2014 – C’est la Vie – Arts on Main Gallery, Picton, ON
2014 – Swept Away – Arts on Main Gallery, Picton, ON
2014 – Purely Pastel Online Show – Pastel Artists Canada
2014 – Pastel – The Luminous Medium, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC
2013 – Invitation to Dream, Arts on Main Gallery, Picton, ON
2013 – 4 Artists – one great show, Cranston Gallery, Bloomfield, ON
2013 – Purely Pastel, Holcim Gallery, Milton, ON
2013 – Buckhorn Art Festival, Buckhorn, ON
2013 – Muskoka Art Festival, Bracebridge, ON
2013 – Art in the County, Picton, ON
2013 – Art Among the Ruins, Newburgh, ON
2013 – Pelham Art Festival, Pelham
2013 – Blush, Tay Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2012 – Autumn Art Show, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, ON
2012 – Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
2012 – Buckhorn Art Festival, Buckhorn, ON
2012 – Kaleidoscope, Tay Gallery, Ottawa
2012 – Merry Medley, Tay Gallery, Ottawa
2011 – Transitions – Works on Paper, Tay Gallery, Ottawa
2011 – Purely Pastel, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON
2011 – Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, ON
2010 – Airs, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 – Purely Pastel, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON
2010 – Summer Medley, Tay Gallery, Ottawa ON
2010 – 2 Artists 2 Visions, Gallery on Main, Westport, ON
2010 – 6 Artists 6 Media, Gallery on Main, Westport, ON
2010 – Group Show, Tay River Gallery – Perth ON

Studied with

Mike Svob, Vancouver, 2016
John Lovett, Italy, 2013
Susan Ogilvie, La Conner, WA – 2011
Sally Strand, Oakville, Ontario – 2010
Richard McKinley, Lost River, Quebec – 2008
Teresa Saia, Tuscany, Italy – 2008
Albert Handell, Bend, OR – 2006
Colleen Howe, Coupeville, WA – 2005
Andrew McDermott, White Rock, BC – 2003

Press

County & Quinte Living: Studio Tour Offers a Glance into Creative Minds – Fall 2016
Sojourner: Cranston’s Gallery on Main – Summer 2014
County Magazine: Cover – Spring Issue 2014
Umbrella: 4 Artists – one great show – Nov. 2013
Grapevine Magazine: Portrait of the Artist: Sharon Fox Cranston – Fall 2013
County Magazine: Sharon Fox Cranston & Guy Cranston – Pure pigment at their fingertips – Summer 2012
The Review Mirror: Pastel Artist returns to familiar territory – Aug. 23, 2012
The Review Mirror: Westport studio gallery a family affair – Oct. 15, 2009
The Review Mirror: Pastels capture moments in time – Aug. 20, 2009
The Canadian Gazette: Mississippi Weekender – Using nature to influence art – Sept. 19, 2008
The Humm: Plein Air Painters of Lanark County – June, 2008
The Humm: Guy Cranston and Sharon Fox-Cranston – A Pastel Duet, April, 2008
Art Avenue Magazine: Front cover – July/August 2007
Peace Arch News: Mikelson Moments, photo – July 4, 2000
Peace Arch News: A charming, fanciful quality – Oct. 6, 1999

Koyman Galleries

1771 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON
koymangalleries.com

Cranston Gallery

251 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada
cranstongallery.com