Sharon Calahan

Pacific Northwest native Sharon Calahan has had a lifelong love for nature and outdoor activities. Her art education in illustration and design led her into a career as an artist in the motion picture feature animation business. As part of Pixar Animation studios for 26 years, she helped create The Good Dinosaur, Toy StoryA Bug’s LifeToy Story 2Finding NemoRatatouilleCars 2, Onward and many more. A star in the field of animation, in 2013 she was admitted to the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers.

Sharon has spent her career studying the effects of light and color to enhance beauty and mood in the film world and has recently endeavored to transfer this knowledge into landscape painting. She loves to hike and paint out of doors, and then to use these field studies as direct inspiration in the studio. She won the Bronze Medal Award at the 2011 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, and has participated in other juried events such as the Sonoma Plein Air Festival, the Napa Valley Art Festival, the Emeryville Art Show, as well as selected gallery shows. Sharon now lives and paints in rural Northeast Oregon.

 

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Spring Grazing

2023. Oil on panel, 12″ x 24″. Painting only: $3,500.
Framed in a No. 1.4 CV—2 1/2″ in quartersawn white oak with Dark Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options).
Painting framed as shown: $3,900.
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Winter, Hurricane Creek

Oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″. Painting only: $4,000.
Framed in a No. 1—3″ with corner flush dowels. Quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain.
Painting framed as shown: $4,600.
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Sierra Sunrise

2022. Oil on panel, 14″ x 18″. Painting only: $2,500.
Framed in a No. 26 CV—3″ with bronze sight edge. Quartersawn white oak with Medieval stain. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $3,250.
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Sierra Headwaters

2016. Oil on board, 11″ x 14.” Painting only: $1,100.
Framed in a 3-1/4” compound quartersawn white oak frame with a 23 kt gilt slip. (Inquire for other frame options.)
Painting framed as shown: $1,650.