art is about showing yourself, and it's about the healing that happens in the process.

it’s about saying i’m here! i’m here. i’m not perfect, but i’m here, too. isn't this beautiful? and this is hard. and weird. and funny and kind of magical.

and you are not alone.

sometimes the work it takes to get to a quiet, empty place - to begin - is astronomically difficult.

sometimes i think i am going to paint but i sit still instead. i am learning to listen better.

i love when all this time and work and living bring me to a place where everything comes together and it feels like magic. 

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there are three threads here: representational paintings, abstract paintings, and illustrations. they each hold things that I have seen or loved or experienced inside of them, and they all feed each other.

the representational paintings come together when something in the world asks to be painted and i paint it.

the abstract paintings come from an idea or an image that i hold as the painting begins and it tells me where to go.

and the illustrations let me play, and they teach me to let that play infuse the other work, too.

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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.