Sharon Grimes of Longview, TX, is a self-taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is expressed with vivid colors and vibrant energy in all of its textures and layers.
She first became interested in art at a young age and grew up loving to sketch people, animals, and surroundings. In her early Twenties, her passion for art blossomed as she was inspired by the many galleries and museums she frequented in London while living abroad for a year.
It is fascinating to see how she ventures onto a new project with a birch panel that is constructed for her locally, with a 2 inch cradle. For her artworks, Grimes uses quite a selection of products and this is why she describes her work as Mixed Media. She likes to make marks with pastel, charcoal and finally oil sticks. She always has gold Leaf on hand as well as an assortment of pencils, pens and sharpies. She never knows what the painting will call for from moment to moment. She wants to be prepared to respond.
Grimes was a 2014 Hunting Art Prize finalist. Her work has been described by Sara Eyestone, artist, writer and curator of La Posada de Santa Fe and Spa, as a “feast for the eyes.”
Grimes’ paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions, including RW Norton Gallery Group Show in Shreveport, LA and the Kilgore Art Festival in Kilgore, TX. Her most recent show was in Miami, FL at RED DOT and her solo show was with Arcadia in Tyler, TX. Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States as well as P’s Gallery in Longview and Alex Art International in Sarasota, Florida.
RECeNT ART SHOWS
Kilgore Art Festival | Kilgore, Texas
Arcadia Solo Show | Tyler, Texas
Artwalk Longview Copper Tree | Longview, Texas
Women's Department Club | Shreveport, Louisiana
RW Norton Gallery Group Show | Shreveport, Louisiana
RED DOT | Miami, Florida
Artwork Longview | Longview, Texas
Midtown Artwalk | Longview, Texas
Show at Gold Leaf Gallery | Tyler, Texas
Longview Museum of Fine Art
Juror/Artist 57th Student Invitational
Movement and Rest
Featured in Southlake Arts Margazine
Longview Regional Art Exhibit
Longview Museum of Fine Arts | Longview, Texas
Featured in Longview News Journal
Day2Day Gallery | Lyon, France
Laguna Art | Laguna Beach, California
AlexArt International | Sarasota, Florida
Design Art Concept | Miami, Florida
Edom Art Emporium | Edom, Texas
Gold Leaf Gallery | Tyler, Texas