Arts Place Gallery

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New Exhibition: “Let There Be Light”

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Oil Paintings by Sharon Macsai
March 4 – April 16

Meet the Artist Sunday, March 5, 2 – 4 pm
gallery hours:  Thursday – Sunday, 12n – 4:30pm

Sharon has always had the need express her feelings through art. As a self taught artist she has her own unique way of putting thoughts to canvas. She is mesmerized by the play of light on water, the spray of sunshine on nature and also the effects of street lights illuminating the darkness. With the use of oils, bringing that light to canvas has a special appeal for her. She brings a feeling of warmth to her work with the use of colour and the layering of paint to achieve the desired effect of light and shadow which draws the viewer into her creations. There is a serene yet whimsical approach to her work with a story to unfold.


Born and raised in Welland in a time when children spent most of their time playing outdoors, Sharon was observing the wonderful splendor nature has to offer. The need to put those findings to paper or canvas came at an early age. She also expresses herself through gardening and decorating. An empty flowerbed is a canvas waiting to be filled and nurtured to fruition.


This past year Sharon has exhibited at the Welland Rose Festival Show at the arena, Day in the Park and the Rose Festival Art Show at the Seaway Mall in which she was awarded 2nd place for the People’s Choice Award. In 2015 Sharon placed first in Welland Rose Festival People’s Choice Award and has also displayed her work at the Welland Civic Centre’s Wall of Art. In 2015 she participated in the SPARC revitalization program working with students to create a mural for Fitch Street School which took first place in the People’s Choice Award.

Read Niagara This Week’s Steve Henschel’s interview with Sharon.

See more of Sharon’s work at


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March 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

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