Sharon currently lives in the Detroit area but in 2019 is making the move to Port Austin Michigan and the sandy beaches of Lake Huron. She has plans to travel the country with her husband in their RV, painting all the beautiful sites she sees along the way.
She is a self taught artist who did not really begin painting until 2012 following the loss of her nursing career due to disability. She began painting in watercolor as a form of art therapy to help control chronic pain due to Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the spine and hips as well as other peripheral joints. She continues to use her painting as a form of mindfulness therapy and loves to paint from life out in nature.
Although she enjoyed painting growing up, Sharon had no time for it and was unable to fit it into a school schedule due to her devotion to the music arts and sports.
Sharon played clarinet and sang for many years before making the change to flute which she still plays professionally today.
Sharon also has a YouTube channel which she started as a way to pay it forward to other budding self taught artists. Although She had to close her channel for 11 months she is back at it again where she teaches mostly watercolor, but also some gouache painting, pastel painting, and provides art related product reviews. She looks forward to beginning her travel vlog series with painting tutorials and demonstrations when she travels the country. You can find her on YouTube at “Sharon Cullen Art.”
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