Sharon Schock


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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Gouache Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technical

Sharon Schock is a California based artist known for her bold, colorful urban landscapes. She practices the art of daily painting, meaning that she paints “alla prima” and completes one new painting every day. Painting this way keeps her paintings loose and lively.

Sharon has been painting for most of her life, she started using oils at age 6. While at Westmont College she experimented with other mediums, completing her senior project in digital painting. But after earning her B.A. in Fine Art in 2006 she returned to painting in oils once again. In 2018 she took up gouache, a type of opaque watercolor, and has found it to be a wonderful addition to her oil paintings.

Her chosen subject matter is a mix between landscapes and cityscapes, a little bit of everything. It’s really the light involved that draws her to a subject. When she paints she wants the result to be clear and present. Instead of striving to make a copy of what she sees, she wants to simplify the whole in order to amplify the one thing that’s best about it – the color, light or shape. She also wants her paintings to give a sense of structure and detail while still maintaining the character of the individual brushstrokes.

Art by Julie DeBoer
Art by Julie DeBoer
Art by Julie DeBoer
Art by Julie DeBoer
Art by Julie DeBoer
Art by Julie DeBoer


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Technical, ✔ Business



Colour and Composition


Studio Setup for Art Production


Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching How to Self Critique



Social Media



Selling Online


Running your art business the dayto-day


Studio Time Management

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~ Deb, Emerging Artist


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Selected Shows and Awards:

2022 Palm Loft Gallery, CA – solo exhibit

2021 Sullivan Goss Gallery -100 Grand Show

2019 IBC Carpinteria, CA – Solo exhibit

2015/16/17/18 Zookers, Carpinteria, CA – Solo exhibit

2013 Bella Rosa Galleries, Santa Barbara, CA – Solo exhibit

2012 Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA – Featured Artist

2012 Santa Barbara Tennis Club, Santa Barbara, Ca – Featured Artist

2012 Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA – Juried Show

2011 Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art, Santa Barbara, CA – Solo exhibit

2011 Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, CA – Featured Artist

2011 Red Door Gallery, Carpinteria, CA – Featured Artist

2010 Art Along the Creek, First Place Urban Landscape, Second Place Portrait/Figure

2011 855 Gallery, Third Place Overall

2011 Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA – Juried Show

2010 Art Along the Creek Second Place, Realism

2009 Regis University – Dayton Memorial Library – Solo Show

2002-2006 Creative & Performing Arts Scholarship, Westmont College

2002 Artistic Entrepreneurship Award

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