Sharon Grimes, of Longview, TX is a self taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is a personal expression of life, with all its textures and layers. Inspired by nature and the universe, her work typically features vivid colors and vibrant energy and is consistently characterized by strong composition, contrast ,and texture which demonstrates her remarkable understanding of color and composition. Sharon first became interested in art at a young age. She grew up loving to sketch people, animals and her surroundings. In her early twenties her passion for art blossomed as she was inspired by the many galleries and museums she frequented in London while living abroad for a year.
Grimes was a 2014 Hunting Art Prize finalist. Her work has been described by Sara Eyestone, artist, writer and curator La Posada de Sante Fe and Spa as a “feast for the eyes”. Grimes paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions including the East Texas Regional Art Exhibit at Longview Museum of Fine Arts ,P’s Gallery Regional Art exhibit, Tyler Museum of Art and a solo exhibit at Classics Furniture and Interiors. Written in the Stars, a solo show, was in Texarkana,TX at The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council in 2014. Grimes was part of a group of selected artist exhibiting in Tyler,TX at the Tyler Museum of Art as part of the Hunger For Peace Exhibit. Convergence, a solo show was in Keller, Tx at Elm St Studio. In 2017, Grimes was juror/artist for The 57th Annual Student Invitational at the Longview Museum of Fine Art.
Her art is also exhibited in public collections including Tyler Street Bistro, Regions Bank , Longview Museum of Fine Arts and The Womens Center of East Texas. Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States and has been featured in the Piney Woods Live Magazine, Southlake Arts Magazine, Texarkana Gazette, Charm Magazine, Four States Magazine and the Longview News Journal.
Her talent and love of art has led her to direct and conduct courses on the subject of Art as Meditationa She has exhibited for several local art groups and taught at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts summer programs. She is a member of the Southwetern Society of Watercolor Artist.
Parts Of The Soul is a study of the facets of the self. Both the parts that we expose and those that stay compartmentalized.