Sharlena is a visual artist and art educator based in Toronto, Canada. Compassion for the natural world has resulted in my works being published, commissioned, and privately collected.
After years of seeking, experimentation and researching while working in art materials retail, 2004 brought on the opportunity to develop a new art school for Curry's Art Supplies Ltd., and it was a great blessing. I believe my subsequent collaborations with notable Canadian artists was critical to the development of my own artistic style. During my time at Curry's and later at Tri-Art Mfg., I had the good fortune to become a recognized art products specialist and educator, lecturing and presenting at respected international art trade shows throughout Canada and the United States.
In 2007 I founded Shared Palette, an interactive art entertainment venture for events. Shared Palette has been, and remains dearest to my heart. It is a wonderful forum in which guests at special events participate in creating extraordinary, collaborative artworks.
On a final personal note, I have been a featured artist in a number of Canadian publications, and recently filmed two online classes with Craftsy. Having participated in numerous group exhibitions over the years, a successful solo exhibition in 2013 and gallery representation in 2014 was celebrated with gratitude.