Sharon Fox Cranston

Sharon Fox Cranston

Sharon Fox Cranston
SCA, MPAC, PSA

 

             

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) Active Membership of the Federation of Canadian Artists

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

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

 

Prince Edward County Studio Tour

Sept. 22-24, 2017
Cranston Gallery
185 Main St., Bloomfield
www.pecstudiotour.com

 

Koyman Galleries

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

 

Cranston Gallery on Main

185 Main St., Bloomfield, ON www.cranstongallery.com

 

Workshops with Sharon Fox Cranston, SCA, MPAC, PSA

 

2 Day – Pastel Workshop

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Painting with Pastels

July 8-9, 2017

9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Baxter Arts Centre, Bloomfield, ON

Pastels offer pure pigment at your fingertips. This workshop celebrates the pastel medium in its application and approaches.

Day 1 – Pastel Basics Traditional pastel techniques will be the foundation of instruction, colour and light the focus along with essential elements of strong composition.

Day 2 – Pastel on underpainting Explore dry and wet underpainting techniques. Achieve exciting results by using wet media and other techniques in advance of dry pastel application.

Sharon will provide demonstrations to clarify each day’s lessons, and assist students individually while working. Workshop is suitable for all levels.

Supply sheet sent upon registration.

Two day workshop fee $200.00

To apply for this workshop, download and fill out the registration form. Submit the registration form by email to info@cranstongallery.com or mail to Sharon Fox Cranston, Box 417, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0

Click here to view downloadable Registration Form

2 Day – Acrylic Workshop

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Painting with Acrylic – Landscape Impressionism

August 19-20, 2017

9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Baxter Arts Centre, Bloomfield, ON

Paint vibrant, expressive and creative acrylic paintings by exploring colour, value and negative pattern.

From composition and design to underpainting, glaze techniques and varnishing, learn new skills that will enhance your creative process with acrylic paint.

Sharon will provide demonstrations to clarify each day’s lessons, and assist students individually while working. Workshop is suitable for all levels.

Supply sheet sent upon registration.

Two day workshop fee $200.00

To apply for this workshop, download and fill out the registration form. Submit the registration form by email info@cranstongallery.com or mail to Sharon Fox Cranston, Box 417, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0

Click here to view downloadable Registration Form

Also available to individuals or groups – workshops and demos in both acrylic and pastel.

Contact: Sharon at info@cranstongallery.com or call 613-393-3900 for more information.