Pastel Painting with Sharon Martin

Posted on: January 16th, 2019
January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mobile Museum of Art
$205/$165 members
Angie King

Soft Pastels are pure pigment which create velvety, vibrant color. They can be applied lightly, or in several layers for a painterly look. They are easy to pick up and work with at any time, as there is no mixing of paint, or drying on the palette. We’ll explore their versatility as we experiment with a variety of supports in an array of colors from lightly textured paper to sanded paper. All levels are welcome.

Thursdays, January 17 – February 28
1 –  4 p.m.

$205/$165 members
Early Bird: $185/$145 members
Register by 01/3/2019 for Early Bird Price

About the Artist

A romantic at heart, with a passion for new experiences, Sharon dreams and plans where she’ll go next. You’ll find her studying language, reading a classic historical novel, and planning her route. Painting unreal places on canvas is another way to capture and bring home memories. 

As a plein air artist and photographer, she has traveled to Italy, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Wales. Closer to home she paints seascapes, marshes, fields and architecture. She paints in plein air to increase her understanding of light on form as many of the great landscape artists of the past have done.

She has studied with renowned artists Dee Beard Dean, Bill Davidson, Damon Carter, Millie Gosch, and Chris Di Domizio. A versatile artist, she enjoys working in oil, pastels, and acrylics, and paints mainly in oils.

A gifted instructor, she relishes passing on that passion to her students which have included high school and adults. Past instruction has included The Timothy Ministry of First Baptist Church and Masters Academy of Fine Art Portfolio program, Woodstock, Ga. Currently she teaches landscape oil painting courses at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Ala, and is available for private instruction. 

To see more of the artist’s work, visit her website at