Oil on linen
24" x 36"
Matching the Hatch
Oil on linen
24" x 18"
Sounds of the Bear
Oil on linen
14" x 11"
The works above appeared in the
2016 A Timeless Legacy
exhibit and sale.
Sharon Brown Standridge was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, and later, on the open plains of Nebraska. Her grandfather, father, and his five siblings were known as Tex Brown and His Little Buckaroos, the world’s youngest rodeo performers. Following the path of her rich western heritage, childhood memories of American West landscapes, and love and respect for the people of days gone by, Sharon creates life on canvas for all to enjoy.
Ultimately, her heart for the people and places of the West has found expression through the vivid authenticity of her art. “I am drawn to painting the American West, especially the nostalgic era of the 1860–1890s,” she says. “People are my preferred subjects; sometimes cowboys, sometimes pioneer women and children. Most recently, my focus has been the Native Americans of the Plains—painting the daily tasks and duties of the women of the Plains Tribes and the adventures and challenges of the young braves and warriors.”
Sharon has garnered many prestigious awards including “Art of the West Award of Excellence” in the Oil Painters of America competition and the “Gold Medal Award for Best Watercolor” and “Patron Choice Award” at the Bosque Conservatory’s Art Classic. Her work has been featured in Western Art Collector, Country Lifestyle, Cowboys & Indians, and Western Horseman magazines, as well as on the cover of Rocky Mountain Rider magazine.
Sharon’s recent invitational shows include the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West in Wickenburg, Arizona where she has appeared since 2009; the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists in San Antonio, Texas; the C. M. Russell Auction and Exhibition in Great Falls, Montana; the Round Up Art Show and Sale and the Collectors’ Classic at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas; and the Texas Stampede Show held at the Texas State Capitol Rotunda in Austin, Texas. Most recently, Sharon’s art was featured at the Traveling the West Art Show & Sale at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Sharon and her husband, David, have been long-time residents of North Texas, where her home and studio overlook the beauty and tranquility of Lake Bridgeport.