About the Artist“The rush of beauty
That infuses each
Sustains & directs us.”
In bold and dramatic style, sharon quirke’s latest work captures the spirit of changing seasons and climates in her vast canadian home. Landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes are swept with fresh air, and present images, colours and emotions layered on canvases that move with the fluidity and unexpected sensations of light.
The work is recognized as unique and vibrant. It is represented in galleries and private and corporate collections throughout canada and the usa. In vancouver, installations include the fairmont waterfront, 1000 beach and peoples group.
Quirke was born in vancouver. She grew up on the canadian north coast in prince rupert and on the american east coast in new york city. She has studied and taught in schools and universities across canada. She lives in west vancouver where she paints and teaches, and continues to be involved in community and national art projects.