Sharon Barr is a Toronto based painter who attended York University, University of Toronto,
and the Toronto School of Art. Her studies focused on Visual Arts, Art History and English Literature. She also received her Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto. Since then, Sharon has worked as a full time artist and an art instructor.
Sharon’s paintings are in a wide variety of private, corporate and public collections. Large works have been featured in design magazines and television shows such as Sarah Richardson's Design Inc., Income Property, House of Bryan and many more. Not only has her work been in many group and solo shows, Sharon has been dedicated to promoting the arts in Toronto for over 20 years through serving on many committees that support artistic community endeavors.
Although her paintings are primarily abstract in nature, Sharon writes,
“These paintings are self portraits; maybe not as most would instantly
recognize as such, but for me, these organic forms are reflective of our
own image. The bonds between animal and plant are vital for survival but
the connection is deeper than sustenance. The earth is our body and its
water, our fluids. Each painting is a silent visual poem honouring nature.”
Sharon's artistic style captures dynamic and layered energy. The passions, power and peace found in organic forms are depicted in these images. The viewer is encouraged to explore their own connection to life and the sacred natural world through her work.