Sharelle (Rogers) Austin Artist Oil Painting on Board of a Bird
Measures Frame: 11" x 13 1/4"
Viewing Area: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
The painting is in very good condition, Please view all photos for detailed condition.
Sharelle (1943- ), an artist whose deep love for wildlife and nature was truly reflected in the beauty and authenticity of her paintings.
Studied under Charles Norman at Texas School of Fine Arts, always displaying a natural talent in various forms of art, it was not until her late twenties did she turn to oil paintings.
Basically self taught, Sharelle gained recognition as one of the leading wildlife artists and her paintings were exhibited in many southwest galleries. Raised in Texas she loved studying and caring for animals since childhood. Knowing her subjects before she portrayed them with her brush is evident to those who have viewed her amazingly realistic works. Living in the Texas hill country provided her with live models, as did her pets, her favorite being a blind male raccoon, which she named "Bandito".
As other contemporary artists, she increasingly turned her brushes to painting wildlife. Subconsciously responding to the outcry of the conservationists who spoke of the threat of extinction to many birds and animals, her paintings portray an energy that has its own morality and vitality. Her paintings consist mostly of wildlife miniatures, some American Indians, a landscape or two, and striking still-life's.
Later in life Sharelle developed crippling arthritis and was unable to continue her passion for painting. Her spirit will live on through her paintings. She will always be remembered for her masterfully created natural wildlife scenes
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