Sharon van Liempt is a multimedia artist. She has spent her life involved with creative endeavors. Her studies include art and photography at Howard university, cinematography in NYC, video arts at NYU, painting with Dutch master, Lux Buurman, in the Netherlands and design at Asutoria school of design in Milan, Italy.
She has worked as a film editor on feature films, and as a stage manager on Broadway productions, both in NYC and in Europe. Throughout her film and theater career Sharon continued her creative expression in photography and painting. Her work is now being shown at the Ross contemporary art gallery in Chicago.
Sharon straddles her life between Europe and the USA., living more than 30 years in Holland, combined with her home in Sag Harbor, NY
'Possessing a creative spirit is my greatest gift. It is ever present in everything I do, see, and touch. It is my personal entertainment. When I look at something, I immediately see its fundamental shape, it's depth of color, it’s texture, and enjoy focusing on what the light brings to it. I love imagining how it could be interpreted in to an oil painting, a watercolor, an ink splatter, a photograph, or how to transform it into something totally different, from an art installation to a handbag. I am never bored. I can look at things endlessly. Imagination is my best friend. It allows me to create spaces out of thin air, and gardens from a cleared field. I suppose this is the true meaning of an artist’s eye. Inspiration is everywhere. My excitement with starting a new piece, comes to me when the work takes on its own life. I find that the art comes through me. Another joy, is being its vehicle. I am so am thankful for these gifts as they give way to passion, and that passion is my driving force.'