Sharon Helleman

Sharon Helleman is a Toronto based artist who has been exhibiting her work at various galleries and shows in the Toronto area. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Sharon focuses on urban landscape painting.

Sharon's paintings are based on the streets and alleyways of her downtown home. Thematically this work is concerned with hiddenness and transformation. Because of this interest, her imagery often focuses on what is humble, neglected, and overlooked.. Cracks in the sidewalk, ruptures in the rock, darkened windows, naked trees, back alleys; all hold secrets revealing deeper patterns.

As a visual correlation to her thematic concerns, her paintings are highly layered. She love creating exciting textures and exploring deep colour relationships by layering multiple thin, translucent coats of paint.