Painting professionally since 1975, Sharon Galligan was an art major in both high school and college. She has studied with nationally noted artists and teachers, including Ted Goershner, Frank Webb, Jane Hofstetter, Helen Caswell, Marilyn Simandle, and others.
Sharon works in watercolor, oil, mixed media and monoprint. She chooses the appropriate medium to suit her subject matter. Some of her favorite subjects are California European scenes, boats and fishing villages, buildings, windows and their reflections and children. Her travels are a constant source of inspiration and subject matter for her art. Her style ranges from realism to impressionism to occasional abstracts.
Galligan has many juried shows and group exhibitions to her credit, including Crocker Art Museum, Triton Art Museum, Haggin Museum, Women Artists of the West, and many others. She serves on the Board of Directors and is past president of Amador County Artists Association, and is a member of Society of Western Artists.
Sharon’s awards are numerous, the most prestigious in 1998, when she was chosen as part of the traveling exhibition by the American Watercolor Society’s 131st International Exhibition, Dagmar Tribble Award.