“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.
The magic moment when it all fits.
The mileage that goes into creation.
The materials show me the direction.
The things that influence and inspire me.
The foundation of it all.