© sharon gross

About Sharon Gross

As an artist I can visually express my thoughts to the viewer. I enjoy the simple pleasures in life. It may be a flower in a garden, a daily scene observed, a favorite object such as an antique bowl, or an old house set back in a field. These pleasures are the inspiration for my art.

I am a printmaker. I create prints by carving strong lines and shapes into a linoleum block to illustrate the design. Very often I combine stamping, printing with cardboard, or leaves, as well as, collage to my prints. This creates a layered and textured surface.

My high school art teacher introduced me to linoleum printmaking. Many of my printmaking skills are self-taught and others have been acquired in classes and workshops over the years. I still get a thrill each time I carve an image, ink the block and a finally see the print appear for the first time.

I carve, I ink, and I print.

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA, 1975

BA in Fine Art and Education Certification in Art

New York University, New York, NY, 1998

Certificate of Appraisal Studies in Art and Antiques

My Workshops

Printmaking Without Press

I created and currently teach, a series of workshops, for children and young adults, about simple methods of how to make prints without using a press.