Sharon Grotevant spent many years engaged in marketing, advertising and community service in her home city of New York. She developed a passion for fine art and art history in college and throughout her life has visited galleries and museums around the world. More recently, she has had the opportunity to pursue art in various media (with a special focus on oils) full time. She also enjoys working with textiles and makes decorative papers. Most recently Sharon has studied with various mentors in still life painting and collage. She has studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City. She has attended various workshops in the US and in Honfleur, France. Workshops attended have also included Chinese style watercolor painting. Art history remains a major passion. Sharon resides in New York with her husband, Mark and son Evan.