Piece description from the artist
The original piece is 22” x 17” watercolor on 140# paper of a sidewalk cafe in Cabo, Mexico. Cabo is classified as a tropical thorn forest, with large tracts of desert terrain tumbling into the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.
Indiana born artist, Sharon Sieben, currently resides in Mesa Arizona. When she works at her easel she realizes that this act is a form of communication with others (prospective viewers) as well as a dialog with between herself and her inner self. She begins a piece by knowing what the subject matter will be, and eagerly waits to see what she is going to reveal about it. Often she thinks she will have a clear direction to take, then finds herself making twists and turns that she did not anticipate. She knows a piece is done when there is nothing more to say and she is filled with a sense of discovery.
Sharon is a very passionate prolific painter. She has always traveled extensively and feels this world view influences her art perspective and provokes much of her inspiration.
Sharon states that she prefers working with oils, and often incorporates other materials and mediums, such as gouache and acrylics , for special textures and interest.
She creates “larger than life” impressionist food and floral compositions in bold, splashy colors; but figurative subjects are her preference and contemporary nude paintings make up a large portion of her body of work