FFA native Texas, I, Sharon HFFodges, fell to earth in 1955.* My genetic family includes an artist aunt, farmers, ranchers, engineers, social workers, architects, missionaries, CIA, geologists, gardeners, golfers (lots of golfers), historians, teachers, all creative in their fields. I am blessed with many acquaintances, and a few lifelong friends.
My mother still has our first four oil paintings I produced at age 10-ish. I forgive her. At ageFF 12, a landscape sold for $35.00 at the Dutch Art Gallery, in Dallas, Texas. Intimidated, I abandoned paint for teenage life in the seventies. I survived.
Flash forward > three decades of education (BFA University of North Texas), career, family, passports, pets, (the stuff of life, lived), and I still want paint. No, actually, I need paint.
Finally, painting is allowed priority. I paint full time now at my studio near downtown Dallas. If asked to put a tag on it, I would start with “contemporary impressions”. I am interested in exploring my subjects with strong brushstrokes and lots of paint, strong color, heavily applied. I love the feel of the paint as I move it around, defining the forms. Life is good.
Painting is my adjective. I appreciate the opportunity to share my work with you. thank you for being a patron of the arts.
*This is not a lie…I was a breech birth.