12-23 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY 11101 - Studio# 3rd fl.
For 40+ years I have been an oil painter of the urban landscape. The older buildings and side streets of New York hold a special fascination for me as I try to capture the texture, detail and especially the light of the city. My work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing it, and yet tomorrow it may be gone. I found my studio in Long Island City in 1980 and have been documenting the neighborhood in paint since that time.
My work has been exhibited since 1980 in solo exhibitions and in numerous juried shows. I also do commissioned work of specific sites and buildings. My work has received awards from The National Association of Women Artists, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Allied Artists of America and the Butler Institute of American Art among others and my paintings have been reproduced as cards, book covers and calendars.
All images and text copyright Sharon Florin