Title: Cummington Blue
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 60" x 80"
Sharkey loves the elemental and the essential, which is why she is an abstract painter; she strives to convey at once the simple and the mysterious. She captures an inner presence of life: a radiance; a celebration of being.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: What's Afoot Gallery, Casper, California, 1992 and '93; Winona Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California, 1990; Berge und Volken um Meran, Amerika Haus Munchen, Munich, Germany, 1979; Tanglewood Gallery, New York, 1979; Art Workers' Guild Gallery, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 1977; and Painted Images: Virginia Sharkey '67, College Center Main Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1976.
Sharkey exhibits at the Oakland Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Galleries. She currently lives in Mendocino, California and can be reached at: Box 20, Mendocino, CA 95460; telephone: (707) 937-3021.