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"Evening in the Country"
Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary
American landscape painter Sharon Repple (born 1948 in Georgia, USA).
Sharon Repple has always loved to create and with encouragement from her family and high school art teacher, Dorothy Cox, art has become an integral part of her life. During earlier years, she worked primarily in graphite and watercolor. After raising a family, Sharon returned to college in her forties and graduated with a degree in accounting, that's right, accounting not art.
Sharon is primarily self-taught but has received instruction from Stephen Bach, Roger Bansemer and Mary Segars. Her
husband, Clair, makes many of her frames.
In 2007, she retired to Florida where Sharon was able to devote herself to her art. At this time, she began to paint with acrylics in a representational style. Her award-winning landscapes and wildlife paintings are inspired by the beauty of God's creation found in the rural and coastal scenes of Georgia and Florida.
When Sharon first moved to Florida, this Georgia girl did not appreciate what she called “spiky” foliage and flat landscapes. Now nine years later, she sees incredible beauty everywhere she looks. Every evening (she doesn’t see many sunrises, she loves her sleep) the big open skies light up with stunning colors reflected on magnificent clouds. Now she sees oak trees covered in moss along country roads with dappled light, marshes stretching as far as the eye can see, palm trees that soar above, birds of delicate beauty, gators that glide across the swamps and mist across a wetland. Sharon wants to paint all that she sees. If you have seen her body of work, you know that she has tried to paint most of those scenes.
Awards and Recognition
BoldBrush entries, Fine Art Studio Online monthly contest
"Let There Be Light" awarded 3rd place in the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Member Exhibition 2016
"Beside Still Waters" juried into "A Toast to the Arts" ~Masters of Inspiration ~ Exhibition~ Appleton Museum Ocala, FL 2016
"Cracker Cattle Drive 2016" selected for June 2016 BoldBrush FASO FAV15
"Lilies & Dragonfly" Award of Merit "Top Choice Art Exhibition" Winter Garden Art Association at SoBo Gallery 2016
"Potter VERSUS Painter, Martin Cushman vs Sharon Repple" one of two featured artists at Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis, FL April - June 2016
"Across the Marsh" awarded 3rd place in the Ocala Art Group City Hall "Art in Motion" show 2016
39th Leesburg Art Festival 2016 Poster Artist
"Silver River Kayak" awarded 2nd Place in Leesburg Art Association 2016 Spring Show
"Cracker Cow" won 2nd Place in Professional Acrylics division at the Cracker Art Show Jan 2016
"Lilies Among the Reeds" was selected as a Finalist in the October 2015 BoldBrush Contest
"Lilies Among the Reeds" was awarded one of 10 Top Awards for the 10th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters - FL Exhibit held Oct 6-29, 2015
"The Light Show" was awarded Honorable Mention in the 6th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters' International Open Online Show 2015. "Silver River Kayak" was also juried into the show
"Vine Ripe" was awarded First Place in Acrylics in the 2015 Lake County Fair Fine Art Show
"Standing Watch" was awarded Honorable Mention in the Leesburg Art Association 2015 Spring Member Show
"Evening in the Country" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the November 2014 FASO BoldBrush Contest and selected for the FAV 15%
"Forever Florida" by Sharon Repple awarded "Best of Show" in the Leesburg Art Association 2014 Fall Member Show
"The Light Show" by Sharon Repple awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2014 FASO BoldBrush Competition and selected for FAV 15%
"Christmas Kitten" was awarded 1st Place in Acrylics at the Lake County Fair Fine Art Show 2014
"After the Rain" was awarded an Award of Achievement in the Leesburg Art Association Fall Show 2013
"Antique Pickin" was awarded Fred Thompson Memorial Award - 2013 Leesburg Art Association Spring Show
"Carriage House" was awarded an Award of Excellence at the City of Ocala/Marion Cultural Alliance 2013 CULTURE BUILDS - Inspiring Spaces
"Red Skies at Night" was awarded an Award of Merit 2012 Leesburg Art Association Fall Show
"Clearwater Bayside" was awarded the William Rolands Memorial Award – 2012 Leesburg Art Association Spring Show
"McIntosh Lane" Honorable Mention – 2011 Leesburg Art Association Fall Art Show
January 10, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Sharon Repple (Born 1948)
“My paintings are inspired by the beauty of God’s creation. I strive to reflect His canvas.
When I paint, I want the viewer to come into my paintings, reflect and remember a special place or memory, stay awhile and thank God for the beauty all around.”