Sharon (Shari) Cannon is a California native and Utah resident. She has a Masters Degree in Art Ed with emphasis in studio art. She has studied art at BYU, Snow College, U of U, U of Wisconsin, and under talented artists in several states and JK Reed in New Zealand. She taught Jr. High art for years and now is loving the time to do her own art. She is a member of UWS, SUWS, and Watercolor West and loves to associate with other artists. Her current watercolor heroes are Tim Clark, Carl Purcell, Roland Lee, and JK Reed.
Her paintings are of things she loves in life: the beaches from Baja to New Zealand, Southwestern and Midwestern landscapes, children, ordinary people, and ordinary cats. Her artist's statement : "I love watching and seeing children, light and shadows, oceans, sea birds, textures of old walls and ancient structures, people working, anything visually interesting! I want to remember these things with the spontaneity and freshness of watercolors so I keep working and learning. My favorite painting is always the next one I'm going to do!"