The Artist & The Art
Transforming Traditional Photography into Unique Photographic Art
Shara believes Art is a Gift ~ a Gift that can move us ~ a Gift which helps us experience varied emotions and takes us to imaginary places ~ a Gift that gives us moments in life to pause, connect and reflect with the emotional and spiritual realms of our beings. Her hope is for her Art to give that Gift to others.
In 2009 Shara's journey began with her award-winning photo of Mt. Rainier Reflection Lake.
After exploring many different genres of photography Shara found herself repeatedly drawn to artistic editing. She longed to create something beyond the photographic image that was before her, to create Art that would move a person's spirit.
In 2017 Shara moved into Composite Photography and found her "home". She calls it Photographic Artistry.
Shara's award winning pieces are crafted from her imagination. Starting with her original images she incorporates a detailed process using many layers of dismantling, enhancing and combining to create a new, unique piece with richer visual & emotional content than the original photo.
Constantly learning and experimenting, Shara's art continues to evolve. Although primarily self-taught, she is a graduate of the basic photography course from the New York Institute of Photography. She has taken many workshops and classes, participated in and held board positions at local photography clubs and taught her process to other photographers.
Shara's work has won multiple awards. Her work has been sold and displayed in VA art galleries, as well as multiple exhibits and galleries in Florida including the SoBo Art Gallery of Winter Garden, private collections, and has been used commercially.
Currently Shara's work can be found at Artisan’s on 5th Art Gallery in historic Mt. Dora Florida, the All About Art Gallery and The Feathered Nest in Bellview Florida.
Custom pieces are available as well. Shara can be contacted directly at SharaAbel@gmail.com.
Seek that which enriches your spirit...
Be kind, Be forgiving, Be loving...
Be blessed & Enjoy the journey.