Meet Sharon Osterholt
"Born and raised in central Florida, I grew up playing in the woods, fields and orange groves. Now I find the wild natural places that brought me such joy as a child still bring me joy today. Unfortunately, these beautiful sites are rapidly disappearing.
Oil painting en Plein Air allows me to be outdoors to experience our natural places, and also preserve Florida’s beauty on canvas for future generations. Most of my paintings are natural scenes painted en Plein Air, (French for in the open air). These paintings have a loose spontaneous feel as they are done quickly to capture the moment.
I also enjoy painting in the studio. There I can take more time and achieve more details in a scene."
A native Floridian, Sharon is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and has also studied at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, FL and the Mt. Dora Center for the Arts. She and her husband reside in Central Florida.