SHARON FRAYNE B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Sharon Frayne is a Canadian artist and writer who divides her home between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Muskoka. She holds an Honours BA in Visual Art and English from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Education (with Specialist Honours in Visual Art and English) from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Education (Curriculum Design) from Brock University. She was influenced by her painting professor, the renowned Canadian artist, Patterson Ewen to challenge established conventions of painting. She received a prestigious Award of Distinction for Creativity in Arts Education from the Halton District School Board.
She began art lessons as a child and filled endless notebooks with illustrated stories about fantasy adventures and animals. During a lengthy career as a high school Visual Art teacher, she enjoyed sharing her passion for the arts with thousands of young people. She is proud of her many students who went on to successful professional careers in the Arts.
She works flexibly in many mediums, and chooses stylistic formats to complement the chosen subject matter. Her approach has changed through the years to reflect a curious exploration of diverse topics, styles and mediums.
Her artwork has been exhibited in Rodman Hall, The McIntosh Gallery, the Burlington Arts Centre, the Queenston Art Show, The Pumphouse Gallery and NOTL Public Library and is found in private collections.
In writing and in art, she is both straightforward and experimental. She makes immediate connections with the audience using colour, line, texture, shape and space as flexible tools. She describes her present style as ‘Contemporary Pop’.
Artist Website – www.fraynesharon.com