Sharon R. Bass paints en plein air. Working on location allows her to experience the richness of her subject, its surroundings, sounds, smells, and happenings that come together to make it what it is. Her paintings tell a story that can only be learned through the patience of being there.
Bass grew up in Asheville, NC, surrounded by the expansive beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her natural talents earned her a full scholarship to one of the country’s finest art schools in New York City. During her education, she took a year on her own to live in Paris and take in the beauty, culture, and art afforded by this unique city.
After graduation, Bass began a career in commercial art. Her twelve years in New York and Boston, MA afforded unlimited access to world-class museums filled with paintings that inspired and sustained her hopes of painting once again. Following a move to Raleigh and marriage to a wonderful man, she took the bold step to change her career and pursue painting full-time.