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“I have always been fascinated by objects from the past. They are thought-provoking riddles, directing me to give them new life.”

-Sharon Payne Bolton

Sharon Payne Bolton’s mixed-media work invites the viewer to step into a mysterious past, somehow familiar yet just out of reach. From her curiosity boxes to her artist books and paintings, she uses found objects such as keys, photos, maps, and letters to weave an intriguing narrative of a long-gone time both real and imagined. Her pieces have a provocative ambiguity and urge the viewer to be part of the artistic process by imbuing them with new meaning. They are cryptic history.

 

Sharon maintains her studio in Ketchum, Idaho and currently shows her work at the Mystic Trinity Gallery in Evergreen, Colorado. She serves as a Core Art Educator for Art is You Mixed Media Art Retreats.  Sharon recently has launched 2 of her first Online Courses.

connection

balance

mystery

contrast

curiosity

The magic moment when it all fits.

depth 

age

history

experience

reminders

The mileage that goes into creation.

wood

metal

stone

glass

paper

The materials show me the direction.

eggs

hearts

maps

keys

windows

The things that influence and inspire me.

love

beginnings

trust

belief

spirit

The foundation of it all.