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Sharon Paster

Sausalito, CA

My home base is Marin County, California—although I was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; lived in the Los Angeles area until I was 14; moved to New England where I went to high school and college, started work and a family; and was lucky enough to end up in Northern California as a grown-up. I started oil painting as a teenager (my grandfather was a painter), but only recently began using oil pigment sticks to simultaneously draw and mix paint directly on the canvas. I love the immediacy of diving right in. I am interested in the relationships and movement between things—colors, shapes, forms—and am inspired by the water and landscape I’m surrounded by in my Sausalito studio.

A Fine Balance

Sharon Paster