Artist to Watch: Sharon Shock, oil painter
Last year I decided to finally give my brother and sister-in-law their wedding present, essentially after two years of marriage. Carrie, my sister-in-law, said that they needed artwork for their walls, particularly on their first floor. I said ok before I realized how difficult it is to pick out artwork for other people’s tastes. For her bridal shower, I got her a pretty painting of some palm trees I found in a random art gallery in Ojai. I thought she might like it, but I weighed it more heavily — I was pretty sure my brother would like it (he can be a tough customer), so it was purchased.
Wanting to get them some artwork to go with that, I looked all over the place, and didn’t find anything until I discovered Sharon Shock. I don’t know how I ran across her, but Sharon posts a painting every day on her blog, and as I was looking at her paintings earlier last year (and late into 2010), I realized that they would be a nice fit with the painting I got my brother & sister-in-law earlier, since she lives in Carpenteria, CA and paints a lot of beachy-type scenes.
Here are the paintings I bought for them:
Sharon has some really beautiful paintings that are really very affordable. Follow her on her blog, and maybe you’ll find something you like!
Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene.
Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend.
Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing.
Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband.
Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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