Nature Inspired Paintings by Sharlene

Not just any flowers. Not just any trees.

My paintings are often my childhood memories preserved on canvas...a still life of my father staking the leaning, blossom-laden peony bushes. Or my mother cutting and wrapping the peony blooms for teacher bouquets. Or me, feeling the ants creeping down along my limbs as I walk to school.

Once upon a time, our small Michigan backyard of childhood was a safe haven of trees, flowers, walking paths, and sprouting fruits and vegetables. Summer travels with seven siblings to my grandfather's cottage extended that floral landscape with a water view, majestic trees, swamps and hiking trails.

I am driven by my personal scrapbook of emotions, an escape back in time, a safe refuge against despair. I aspire to connect the natural world with the joy of family, the comfort of home, and the quiet calm of beauty.

With brush and palette knife in hand, I use colorful, fluid acrylics to capture nature through my childhood lens. I strive to communicate its timelessness and grace.

Not just any flowers. Not just any trees.     Sharlene Welton

Sharlene Welton-Protected.Acrylic.20x20.2015 copy.JPG
Sharlene Welton-Protected.Acrylic.20x20.2015 copy.JPG
SharleneWelton-Yearning.Acrylic.20x20.2015 copy.JPG
SharleneWelton-Yearning.Acrylic.20x20.2015 copy.JPG
SharleneWelton.Unleashed.20x20.Acrylic.JPG
SharleneWelton.Unleashed.20x20.Acrylic.JPG
SharleneWelton.GhostBike.20x20.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.GhostBike.20x20.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.BelleIsleCharmingGarden.20x20.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.BelleIsleCharmingGarden.20x20.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.TheLightnessofTrees.16x20.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.TheLightnessofTrees.16x20.Acrylic.jpg
Serenity.JPG
Serenity.JPG
Morning Sun, 18 x 24.JPG
Morning Sun, 18 x 24.JPG
Dark Shadow1.JPG
Dark Shadow1.JPG
Purple Dusk, 18 x 24.JPG
Purple Dusk, 18 x 24.JPG
SharleneWelton.ROYGBIVTrees.12x12.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.ROYGBIVTrees.12x12.Acrylic.jpg
Purple Majesty1.JPG
Purple Majesty1.JPG
peony.jpg
peony.jpg
Pink Skies1.JPG
Pink Skies1.JPG
Teacher Bouquet.jpg
Teacher Bouquet.jpg
Moon Waters1.JPG
Moon Waters1.JPG
beauty of peony.jpg
beauty of peony.jpg
Road to Peace1.JPG
Road to Peace1.JPG
SharleneWelton-Spring Glow.Acrylic.8x8.2015.JPG
SharleneWelton-Spring Glow.Acrylic.8x8.2015.JPG
Purple Wind1.JPG
Purple Wind1.JPG
SharleneWelton.Out oftheDarkness.24x18.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.Out oftheDarkness.24x18.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.That'sWhereYou'llFindMe.36x24.Acrylic.jpg
SharleneWelton.That'sWhereYou'llFindMe.36x24.Acrylic.jpg
IMG_1887.jpg
IMG_1887.jpg

Copyright © 2016 Sharlene Welton

Protected, 20x20

Yearning, 20x20

Unleashed, 20x20

ROYGBIV, 12x12

Purple Dusk, 18x24

SOLD

Road to Peace, 8x8, SOLD

Shine On, 6x6

Peonies for Dad, 12x12, SOLD

Purple Majesty, 8x8

Peony for Mom, 12x12

Sold

Twilight Trees Grace Pink Skies, 8x8

Dark Shadows, 8x8, SOLD

Summer Serenity, 18x24, SOLD

Morning Sun, 18x24

Sold

Ghost Bike, 20x20

Charming Garden at Belle Isle, 20x20

Sold

The Lightness of Trees, 16x20

Teacher's Bouquet, 12x12

Moon Waters, 8x8

Summer Breeze, 8 x 8

SOLD

Out of the Darkness,

20 x 16

SOLD

Sold

To the Moon,24 x 36, SOLD