Location: United States
Sharon Rusch Shaver, is a professional artist living and working in the state of Tennessee for over 40 years. Her paintings continue to receive top awards and recognition. A museum retrospective exhibition of the artists work was held in 2019 (Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN). Another museum awarded the artist a top award for her Plein Air paintings in 2018 (Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO). In 2008 the artist was awarded an Artist in Residence at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI. Columbia State University in Tennessee has purchased one of the artist’s paintings for the creation of a permanent collection of Tennessee Artists in 2008. Southern Living Magazine did a feature article on the artist in 2005.
Awards also include the Tennessee Allstate Purchase Award, Best in Show at the Central South Awards Show, Nashville, TN, and the Juror’s Award for Excellence in painting at the new Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition in 2000.
The artist completed over 30 paintings for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, AL and a 100 square foot mural for the United States Postal Service downtown office, located inside the Frist Art Museum located in Nashville, TN.Sharon Rusch Shaver was commissioned to do a painting for the White House in Washington, D.C. in 1999, which is a part of their permanent collection. Major corporations such as Brown-Forman in Louisville, KY; Wal-Mart in Bentonville, AR; Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Chattanooga, TN, Vanderbilt Children Hospital, Nashville, TN, as well as private collections throughout the country include this artist’s work.
The Artist teaches intensive workshops in oil painting for artists several times a year in Europe, and works with various grant programs through organizations in her home state, to teach the basics of oil painting to beginning students.
Publications include: American Art Collector; The World Who’s Who of Women; Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who in America; and the Dictionary of International Biography, London, England.
These are paintings I create in my Studio in Tennessee. These paintings are usually large and on stretched linen canvas on 1.5" stretchers. I paint the edges of the canvas with a a mat black paint. The paintings are a variety of subjects from my life. I have travels extensively in Europe and South America, so many of my paintings reflect my memories of those moments. Other paintings are my life here in Tennessee. I hope you enjoy this portfolio. If you have any questions or would like to become a member of my VIP list, you will receive announcements of new work and updates on my career.
Oil on Linen
As the evening sun has left Paris,
a warm glow of city lights
creates another beginning,
sharing intimate conversation
in darkened corners.
Oil painting on Linen
Location: Hilton Head Island
Knife Oil painting on Linen
A view to the lake
Knife Oil on Canvas
Painting of the view to the lake