M. Ellen Sharp was born in Florida to parents of English descent. She was groomed
to become an oil painter from her earliest years. She spent most of her
life in the South, but trips to New York and abroad cultivated a growing passion
for French impressionism as it was during it's years of inception. But
Sharp's emotionally resonant figures soon became her own. She is a living
impressionist of rare distinction and passion, showing us a new age of innocence.
Sentiment and longing; ambiance and mood; nostalgia and reflection. Sometimes
we find these moments in theatre, great literature; even our favorite restuarants.........................
Paintings often of a story untold.
When one finds an artist that can bring all of these elements into a single painting,
it becomes something that can enrich our lives. Simply the ownership, and
being in the company of her work is a continual pleasure.
For those who love impressionism, Sharp paints like no other of her time. Her
brushwork emotes while giving radiance to work that I've only seen the likes
of in museum. Her figurative pieces reflect life through the lens of a
Her colour palette is reminiscent of her adored Renoir. Backstage scenes
like those of opening night at the ballet demonstrate Sharp's unique signature
and love for Degas. .