Sharon Hockfield Biography

A North Carolina native, Sharon Hockfield has always viewed life through a painter’s lens. She took art lessons at the Mint Museum as a young child, won numerous high school art awards, and dabbled in art courses in college. Though her career in public education took her away from painting, it did not stop her interest. Her travel always includes art museums, galleries and botanical gardens. She describes her lifelong interest in gardening as “painting with plants.”

Sharon’s work is figurative. Her paintings have been described as more psychological than realistic—which is not surprising since her degrees are in psychology and counseling. Her fascination with the interiority of people is evident throughout her work. This coupled with her sheer love of the painting process inform her work.

Sharon was named winner of the 2014 Art with Heart Emerging Artist competition. Since then she has received numerous other recognitions including being juried into ArtFields and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).

She lives and works in Charlotte, NC.