Sharon Cheney began her art career in her teen years. She later attended the following schools in Montreal: Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Saidye Bronfman Center, and the Visual Arts Center. In addition, she has trained with many well known artists.
As a teenager she did street paintings with Ester Worthheimer. Later she studied stone sculpture with Stanley Lewis, life drawing and sculpting with Sylvia Lefkovitz, pastel painting with Horace Champagne, Max Stiebel, and Jeanne Lynn, Chinese water colors with Ming Ma, oil painting with David La Fell, sculpture and mold making with Donald Liardi, and Carman Flagelinni. portrait painting with Vincent Capario, landscape painting with Bruce Heggwitt, Frank Zukerell, and Rita Briansky, and floral painting with William Shultz. She also studied clay molding and life drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
As a member of the Pastel Society of Canada, the Conseil de la Scupture de Quebec and the Arts Club of Montreal, she has participated in over 25 group shows in Quebec, Ontario, and New York, some of which she helped organize. Though she paints scenes of Quebec, she like many artists before her, has had the need to travel to far away places such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Europe for inspiration. She shares the vibrant colors and exotic landscapes which have inspired her.
Sharon Cheney was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. She was always fascinated by people even from an early age. For as long as she can remember, she liked to watch them and imagine what they were thinking and feeling. This interest was further developed through her training as an Occupational Therapist, her studies in Counseling Psychology and Holistic Therapies, her extensive travel experiences, and awareness of her intuitive abilities. All of these have given her an increased sensitivity and understanding into the nature of human beings. Her belief in Jungian psychology is reflected in her sculptures, many of which depict the many faces of the Goddess and other archetypes. The femine principle is exemplified in her sculptures "The Temptress", The Fertility Goddess", "Sacred Marriage" and "Mother and Child."
Her oil paintings and pastels demonstrate her love of nature and often have a mysterious emotional quality to them. The viewer can readily relate to the variety of feelings expressed in her work. Her channeled energy paintings are designed to heal the body as well as the spirit. These brightly colored oil paintings energize and bring joy just by looking at them. They can also be used as a focus for meditation.
Sharon has participated in many group shows in and around Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Cologne, Germany, Florida,and in western New York. In 1989, she did a five woman show "Visions de Cinq Femmes." She has had several solo shows in which she has showcased both her paintings and sculptures. Her works have been shown in galleries in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and New York. Works by Sharon Cheney are in the private collections of Dr. Norbert Hautzer of Germany and Brian Mulroney, the former Prime Minister of Canada.
In addition to her art education, Sharon Cheney holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Science, and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has studied holistic therapies amd metapsychics in both Canada and the United States and is a trained Hypnotherapist.
Her art experience includes acting as Director of Cheney Creations, organizing and marketing solo and group art exhibitions, designing and producing commisioned sculptures and paintings as well as participating in numerous art exhibitions. To learn more about Sharon Cheney's more intuitive and teaching skills, please click on her website www.sharoncheney.com.
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DALE ALPEN-WHITESIDE, a resident of Vankleek Hill, Ontario and a professional printmaker at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Dale has had major exhibitions in Montreal and Ottawa. Her works are in private and corporate collections in Europe and North America. Alpen-Whiteside’s exhibit comprises acrylic and watercolour paintings and prints.
SHARON CHENEY was born and educated in Montreal. She has been involved in art for over 20 years, participating in many group shows. Her sensitivity and understanding of people are expressed in both her sculptures and paintings. Her works are in collections in Europe, United States, and Canada including the private collection of Prime Minister Brian MuLroney.
LILIANNE MOORE is a French Canadian artist creating "colour and life" which is absolutely essential in her paintings. Working with noted Canadian and American artists for over twenty years, she completed her studies in Quebec. Her unique oil and pastel paintings are in many private collections.
CAROLE SEGAL was born and educated in Outremont. Segal studied with notable artists in Canada and the USA. To express her personal vision, her works are rooted in reality but tempered with imagination and fantasy. Oils, pastels and bronze sculpture are Segal’s primary interests.
SYLVIA WEISS, a native of Montreal, Sylvia’s love of drawing and painting, covers a wide variety of subjects. She completed her art studies at Concordia University, then worked as a commercial artist and fashion illustrator for many years. Her oil paintings are in many private collections and have also been exhibited in numerous juried shows.
(THE EXHIBITION WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE 2ND OF DECEMBER)
Sharon Cheney, a Quebec artist, has been involved in artistic expression for many years, participating in numerous shows.
Her sensitive representation of nature and people is felt by the viewer who is caught at once by their sensuality and emotional quality. Her works are in many collections in Europe, United States, and Canada, including the private collection of the former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.
Invitation from the Solo Exhibition of November 1993
HOMMAGE TO THE OIL PAINTINGS AND PASTELS of SHARON CHENEY
ARTISITC BACKGROUND of SHARON CHENEY
Sharon Cheney was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. She received her art training both locally and in the United States. She has been a prolific painter and scu1ptor for many years, and has participated in many group and solo shows.
Her oils and pastels reflect a mysterious emotional quality of sadness and joy, and spiritual acceptance. They also demonstrate her sensitivity and love of nature. Having traveled abroad extensively, she paints fascinating landscapes of exoctic place for all to share and enjoy. The combination of her training as a therapist and her intuitive understanding of people is expressed in her sculptures which are very moving.
Sharon Cheney's Art Education