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.

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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

Longview, Texas



Elm Show

Color Show

Featured in Southlake Arts Margazine

Keller, Texas


Longview Regional Art Exhibit

Group Show

Longview Museum of Fine Arts   |  Longview, Texas

Regions Bank

Featured in Longview News Journal

Day2Day Gallery   |   Lyon, France

Laguna Art   |   Laguna Beach, California 

AlexArt International   |   Sarasota, Florida

Design Art Concept   |   Miami, Florida

The Lab on Center   |   Longview, Texas

Edom Art Emporium   |   Edom, Texas

Gold Leaf Gallery   |   Tyler, Texas