Sharon Swidler

    • Fleur De Sel
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16" x 16"
    • Glacier Lake
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16" x 16"
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 16" x 16"
    • Still 1
    • Black Gesso, acrylic medium, glitter on panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Still 3
    • Black Gesso, acrylic medium, glitter on panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Still 5
    • Black Gesso, acrylic medium, glitter on panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Still 6
    • Black Gesso, acrylic medium, glitter on panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Still 7
    • Black Gesso, acrylic medium, glitter on panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Still 8
    • Black Gesso, acrylic medium, glitter on panel
    • 24" x 24"
    • Breathless 1
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 2
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 4
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 5
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 6
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 7
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 8
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 9
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Breathless 10
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 10" x 10"
    • Chapel 1
    • Colored Pencil, Graphite on Black Somerset Paper
    • 22" x 30" (Frame 26" x 34")
    • Chapel 2
    • Colored Pencil, Graphite on Black Somerset Paper
    • 22" x 30" (Frame 26" x 34")
    • Chapel 3
    • Colored Pencil, Graphite on Black Somerset Paper
    • 22" x 30" (Frame 26" x 34")
    • Chapel 4
    • Colored Pencil, Graphite on Black Somerset Paper
    • 22" x 30" (Frame 26" x 34")
    • Chapel 5
    • Colored Pencil, Graphite on Black Somerset Paper
    • 22" x 30" (Frame 26" x 34")
    • Chapel 6
    • Colored Pencil, Graphite on Black Somerset Paper
    • 22" x 30" (Frame 26" x 34")

Artist Statement

Breathless + Surface = quiet subtlety to sparkling vibrancy

Breathless: a pause which takes one’s breath away” in beauty or pain, a sense of awe, stunned, wondering, the vast space of the atmosphere, room to breathe or to catch one’s breath both literally and figuratively.

Surface: I work on an iridescent medium, which has a velvety appearance. The medium absorbs layers of washes, creating an atmospheric sense of the sublime. The textured center plays off of the washed surface to create a loosely defined interior/exterior boundary. Glitter adds an additional element of surface texture and another level of play between light and texture.

Artist Bio

Sharon Swidler creates paintings and drawings which incorporate minimalism, color-field and landscape. Her work has been exhibited in the Chicago area, including the University Club of Chicago and Woman Made Gallery, and nationally. Her work is in private collections throughout the U.S.

Sharon earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Drawing & Painting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

She teaches Women & the Arts at The College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, and Two-Dimensional Design and Drawing at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois.