A professional painter in both watercolor and oil for over 35 years, I have been creating plein air workshops in Europe for artists to join me since 1996. Plein air is one of the most exciting methods of painting, and I teach a very easy to learn way of capturing the light quickly, that any artist can apply to their own work during our adventures to Europe. Travel for artists is a great way to immerse yourself in painting and make great advances in your techniques by watching other professionals work, and by sharing your own ideas with other artists we all grow! Authentic locations, such as a 12th Century Castle in Ireland, a French Maison in the countryside of France, or an Italian Villa in an historic hilltop village in Italy are carefully chosen. We want our artists and non-painting guests to feel relaxed and at home, with en-suite bedrooms, excellent chef prepared cuisine, and convenient transfers to painting and exploring locations so you can be where you want to be to create. Join me on our next exciting journey!
Sharon Rusch Shaver, is a professional artist living and working in the state of Tennessee for over 40 years. Her paintings continue to receive top awards and recognition. Recently a museum retrospective exhibition of the artists work was held in 2019 (Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN). Another museum awarded the artist a top award for her Plein Air paintings in 2018 (Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO). In 2008 the artist was awarded an Artist in Residence at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI. Columbia State University in Tennessee has purchased one of the artist’s paintings for the creation of a permanent collection of Tennessee Artists in 2008. Southern Living Magazine did a feature article on the artist in 2005.
Awards also include the Tennessee Allstate Purchase Award, Best in Show at the Central South Awards Show, Nashville, TN, and the Juror’s Award for Excellence in painting at the new Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition in 2000.
The artist completed over 30 paintings for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, AL and a 100 square foot mural for the United States Postal Service downtown office, located inside the Frist Art Museum located in Nashville, TN.
Sharon Rusch Shaver was commissioned to do a painting for the White House in Washington, D.C. in 1999, which is a part of their permanent collection. Major corporations such as Brown-Forman in Louisville, KY; Wal-Mart in Bentonville, AR; Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Chattanooga, TN, Vanderbilt Children Hospital, Nashville, TN, as well as private collections throughout the country include this artist’s work.
The Artist teaches intensive workshops in oil painting for artists several times a year in Europe, and works with various grant programs through organizations in her home state, to teach the basics of oil painting to beginning students.
Publications include: American Art Collector; The World Who’s Who of Women; Marquis Who’s Who in America; and the Dictionary of International Biography, London, England.
Artist Sharon Rusch Shaver has postponed the Ireland Adventure until 2021. If you would like updated information about this an other upcoming adventures, you can get on her mailing list by visiting: Adventure-Artists
Sharon Rusch Shaver