As a fifth-generation native Texan, and a fourth-generation artist, Sharon Markwardt naturally strives to be a pioneer in her artwork. Though she still enjoys watercolors, abstract work, and commissions, a few years ago her horse nudged her into oils and the Western genre.
“Everything clicked. I’m fascinated by the colorful characters and gear, and a horse in motion is an irresistible subject.”
The results are award-winning paintings with strong design and bright color usage, just a bit on the modern edge of the west.
Sharon earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington, and has shown in many juried shows and galleries. A member of several art groups, Sharon volunteers as President of the nonprofit Russell Farm Art Center where she also teaches. She lives just south of Fort Worth, Texas.