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Sharon Vandermeer - Painter Sculptor

Blue Feather Studio
P.O. Box 1067
Clinton Ontario
N0M 1L0


One of a Kind Paintings and Sculptures

BA in visual arts from University of Guelph with focus on sculpture and fashion illustration

BSc in clothing, textiles and design from University of Western Ontario, followed by a season working as a tailor at Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Assorted workshops in drawing, raku, stained glass, and forensic facial reconstruction, and whatever else strikes my creative fancy

Past member of Goderich Art Club and Clinton Arts and Culture Committee

Various artistic projects in Clinton, Seaforth, and Goderich, some commercial and some for town offices or committees

Several portrait commissions with repeat customers

Exhibited in numerous group shows and competitions including Goderich, Blyth, Stratford, Sarnia and Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum, and received awards including Viewers' Choice, Ist place, and honourable mentions

Paintings and sculptures sold across Canada, the United States, and The Netherlands

Most of my painting knowledge has been gained through trial and error and experimentation, rather than through formal education. A recent hand/arm injury forced another new approach to my work since, after sitting idle for a time, boredom encouraged me to try using my non-dominant hand to paint. I was not only shocked that I got pleasing results, but discovered I was more relaxed about painting than previously. I couldn't stress over detail, so I didn't. Instead I started having fun.

I combine my sculpture, fashion history, and sewing experience into one of a kind character figures which I call art dolls for lack of a better description, though they are not play things (except for me since they are fun to create!) Materials varyusually synthetic clays and varied fine fabrics and trims, and often found objects

Forensic facial reconstruction follows specific tried and true scientific data patterns to build a face onto a skull with plasticine or similar clay, and can achieve very realistic results that may lead to identification where other more traditional methods have not succeeded. While the other aspects of my art are largely experimental, this field is not. 

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