My work has always started with a feeling, presence or energy. While drawing or painting, I am intrigued and pulled in by texture, shape, layer and color, all so moving to me, that the creative process becomes spiritual…an uncovering or discovery of a new friend, a message, idea or story. There is movement and flow – almost a pulse – that develops, and my hope is to draw the viewer into that experience so they can find an energy that is unique and personal through the artwork. My process with photography is more immediate; my photographs are stories that need to be told, moments shared, beauty or memories captured.
Sharon Speziale is a painter and photographer. She works primarily in oil and her unique creations possess an intriguing array of color, energy, spirit, texture and story. Sharon's professional background includes instructor positions in visual art and photography (high school and college level), and she has held creative roles in TV/film/ video production, set design, interior design, marketing, and advertising. Her original illustrations, paintings and photographs have been provided to The AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Project HOPE/Northwestern Hospital, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, local authors, and private collectors. Sharon enjoys learning about life and energy sciences, protecting the environment, listening to and playing music, and being outside as much as possible.
Partial proceeds from the sale of her print, Prayer and her 2018 Calendar (see images below and The Store) fund research programs at the Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center, Rush University Hospital, Chicago.
Drawing & Painting
K-12 Art Education Certification
River Forest, Illinois
LICENSING & COMMISSIONED
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