Sharon Griffes Tarr

"When asked what subjects I prefer I always respond that expressing the qualities of light and atmosphere unique to the Great Lakes region is my passion. From childhood I have been fascinated by this extraordinary"s variable land formations and waterways created by ancient glaciers. I strive to express this love through my impressionistic oil and pastel paintings."

Painting en plein air is vitally important to her understanding of her subjects. Sharon regularly paints on location year around using her studies as references for larger studio works.Her work may be viewed at

Snow Trails - Oil

Morning in the Lily Garden - Oil 

November Sunshine - Oil

Clearing Weather - Oil