Sharon Whitham is a printmaker and mixed-media artist who spends part of the year working out of her studio in Boston, and nearly half the year living on an island off the coast of Maine. For the past several years, she has spent part of each winter in Mexico. Sharon’s work is inspired by shapes and patterns from nature as well as themes of connectedness, journeys, balance, loss, change, and the paradox of permanence/impermanence. Her current work is especially influenced by the current tone of divisiveness in our country, specifically around cultural and religious tolerance and acceptance, and the crises around immigration and climate change.
Sharon majored in Fine Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and holds a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an Ed.M. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. Sharon continues to explore and practice her art – including printmaking, Chinese calligraphy and brush painting, fiber arts, encaustic, watercolor and pastels.
Sharon is represented by Artemis Gallery (Northeast Harbor, ME), Mystic Osprey Gallery (Beaufort, SC) and BostonArt at the Boston Design Center. Whitham’s work is shown regularly throughout the New England area as well as at national and international print exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include: Galatea Fine Art in Boston; the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown; New England College and Endicott College galleries; and University Place Gallery in Cambridge. Sharon is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England as well as several other art associations.