Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
- Sharon Girdwood was a full time whitewater canoe guide for 12 years. She traveled much of Canada guiding clients down rivers such as the Nahanni River in the North West Territories. She holds her level 3 whitewater instructors certificate and is fully qualified to teach whitewater canoeing. When working full time as a canoeist she would travel approximately 2000 km a year in her canoe.
- Sharon is a self taught artist never taking any courses or schooling. She works from her heart and soul to produce her artwork.
- Sharon is a Metis Artist.
- Sharon has won many awards through Ducks Unlimited here in Canada and the U.S.
- Sharon Works full time at her artwork and does not have any other sources of income.
- Sharon also does many other crafts such as basket making, beading, sculpting, finger weaving.
- Sharon is also very musical and plays guitar and bass guitar. Through CKBY radio station in Ottawa she placed first in a music competition and won a trip to Nashville with her musical talent. Through the years she played in several Country and Rock bands.
- Sharon has two children. A boy now 23 and a girl 22. She loves them both dearly.
- Sharon's husband works full time at home making all her frames for her artwork.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
In some native traditions a feather is the most honored gift!
Here you will see some of Sharon Girdwood's painted feathers. Please stop by her website sometime and choose one for yourself. High quality, hand crafted, and truly a Canadian product.
Sharon is a Metis artist who is gaining international recognition for her finely detailed artwork. Thank you to all who watch and leave comments.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The first is of a canoe at a lake edge. With all the canoeing I have done through the years I thought it was time to design a feather that depicts the time spent on the water. This painting looks great at the cottage!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I hope you all enjoy this video.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Each feather presents its own challenge of expression and because no two feathers behave the same way when being painted, I find the challenge of using a feather as my canvas exhilarating. My work is recognizable by the depth and intricate detail of the images. Unlike many paintings, which are best viewed from a distance, these intricate pieces are best viewed up close and personal. The completed feather painting is then framed under glass to protect its delicate beauty.