24 x 24, oil and collage
Sharon Malley is an artist working in Arlington, Virginia as a member of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios. Her work is shown at Touchstone Gallery in DC, and she has exhibited in numerous juried shows in the greater DC metropolitan area and mid-Atlantic states. She is also an educational consultant to school districts and non-profits, having contributed to a national agenda in arts education and special education through her publications and leaderships.
In her art, she shifts between two genres: abstract and narrative paintings. The theme of most of her abstracts centers on her deep reverence for nature and concerns about climate change. Her primary painting medium is oil, but she will often start on canvas or wood panel with a layer of acrylic and adhere rice paper and other collage elements to the background. She then works in oil. In her current narrative series she begins with preliminary sketches and compositions, but her smaller collages and all of her abstracts evolve in the moment of execution.