Sharon Medler
Fine Arts

                                                     “High Season”  30x40 acrylic   

Sharon Medler was born in Oakland, California and has spent most of her life in the Santa Cruz, Ca foothills.  Her art career began in 1979 with private classes and attending Cabrillo College studying watercolor, color & design, interior design and architectural drawing.  She attributes her continued success to her resolute devotion to art and a commitment to long-term goals.   Sharon's brightly colored acrylics and watercolors of florals, peaceful beach scenes and series of fun rooster series have been greatly inspired by Van Gogh. "There's a serenity and peacefulness about the color of blue that I love to capture in my paintings, giving them an expression of freshness and spontaneity”.  Her style lies between realism and impressionistic, realistic, but not photographic. Her colorful paintings are created in her brightly lit art studio that faces her lovely garden.
Sharon’s energetic personality has created a driven passion for teaching art to others who are eager to learn which has been enormously rewarding. Teaching art has been a wonderful journey.

Recipient of numerous awards including:

  2015 Beast on Broadway - Santa Cruz National Exhibit
  2015 Good Times cover artist for Santa Cruz County Art Tour
  2012 Scotts Valley “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
  2010 Artist of the Year - Good Times Magazine 
  2009 Scotts Valley 1st Place - Art & Wine
  2006 Scotts Valley “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
  2005 Capitola “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
  2002 Capitola “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
  2002 Capitola “Featured Artist” - Begonia Festival
  2001  California Watercolor Society - Jade Fon Asilomar Award
  2001 Santa Cruz Pac Bell phone directory cover artist
                                             2000 Capitola “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
                                             2000 Capitola - Wharf to Wharf featured artist
                                             1999  Capitola - Begonia Festival featured artist 
                                             1998  Capitola “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
                                             1996  Millbrae 1st Place - Art & Wine
                                             1996 Walnut Creek - Art & Wine - 1st Place
                                             1996  Capitola “Featured Artist” - Art & Wine Festival
                                             1996 Studio City - Spring Festival of Arts - Merit Award
                                             1995  Capitola - Begonia Festival featured artist
                                             1995 Millbrae - Art & Wine - 1st Place Award
                                             1994  Carmel - Best of Show
                                             1994 Carmel - Outdoor Summer Art Festival - 2nd Place 
                                             1994 Danville - Merchants Choice Award
                                             1994 Millbrae - Best of Show
                                             1994 Santa Cruz Art League - Merit Award
                                             1992 Scotts Valley’s selected artist for the art exchange
                                                       program with their sister city in Japan
Private Showings and Commissions are available.  Contact 831-438-4457

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“Colors From The Heart Stir The Soul”
                      Sharon Medler

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