i make paintings that can take everything i bring to them and turn it into something surprising and beautiful: messiness, confusion, pain, joy, beauty. most of all beauty, especially when it’s unexpected.

the paintings teach me and the process changes me. i write about this a lot.

sometimes what it takes to get to a quiet, empty place - to begin - astounds me. sometimes i think i am going to paint but i sit still instead. i am learning to listen better.

i love when things come together and making paintings feel like magic.

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i live in the East End of Portland, Maine.

contact me at sharonmcgauley@gmail.com.

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i am represented by the following galleries:

Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts.

Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii.

Lemonade Stand Art Gallery in Key West, Florida.