Sharon Loy Anderson is a multi-media artist located in Texas. She was a commercial and newspaper artist in Houston. Later she became an illustrator and exhibits designer at the Houston Zoological Gardens. She taught art at a private college preparatory school, The Kinkaid School, until she retired in 2011. She also taught classes on How To Illustrate Children’s Books at the University of Houston. She completed a four year scholarship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, attended the Lowell Collins School of Art, then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from the University of Houston.
Sharon works in acrylics, colored pencil, plaster, paint pen, collage, ceramics, and watercolors. Art is a diary of her life. Each piece is a thought, a memory, or an experience through which media expresses the stories in colorful paint. Her work is signed with her middle name LOY.
My work has been a diary of my life experiences and my responses to it. I started painting at the age of nine after receiving a gift of oil paints from my parents. I then began recording the world around me in multi media. In recent years, my preference in media has been Golden Acrylics. Art can convey any message or feeling, which can be interpreted without language barriers in the visual world. I use my art to show my surroundings as well as reflect on our intellectual complexities. I also use art to share my views on the world and my local concerns for life, the environment, and freedom.
Exhibits, Illustrations, Publications, and Memberships include:
- The Houston Zoological Gardens – diorama designer and animal illustrator
- The Houston Arboretum – gallery exhibit
- The Peaceable Kingdom School Catalogue, TX – Illustrated and designed catalogue
- Seasonal Field Guide, Winedale Museum, TX – Illustrated plants for the guide
- She illustrated the children’s book, The Canary who Sailed with Columbus, written by Susan Wiggs.
- National Veterans’ Art Museum in Chicago, TX. She is the first civilian and second woman to have permanent work at the National Veterans’ Art Museum
- Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center in Comstock, TX – art exhibits
- University of Texas, recorded pictographs for the University of Texas with grid illustrations
- The Kinkaid School in Houston, TX – faculty and art exhibits
- Imagine Lavender Farms in Blanco, TX -art exhibit and demonstration
- Solstice Gardens in Dripping Springs, TX – gallery exhibit 2017-2019 on going
- Art on 12 Gallery and Studios in Wimberley, TX – gallery exhibit
- Memberships: Art League of Houston, Society of Children’s Book Illustrator’s and Writers, Wimberley Valley Art League, and the Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC).
- Honorable Mention, Wimberley Valley Art League 2017
- A Propos Pop Up Gallery, aproposgallery.com, Wimberley, Gallery Exhibits 2017-19 on going, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wimberley Studio Tour, Wimberley, Texas, 2018, 2019, art exhibit
- Redbud Cafe, Blanco, TX, Three month art exhibit 2019
- Olde Blanco Emporium & Market Place, Blanco, TX, 2019 on going art exhibit
- The work listed below was accepted into the 2019 Nosotros Exhibition at the Georgetown Art Center: Aloe – aculeata, San Pedro Cacti and Jackrabbit, Century Plants in Bloom. The exhibit, which runs from May 31 to July 7, 2019, at the Georgetown Art Center, opens on Friday, May 31, and the artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Complimentary beverages and snacks are provided. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd awards will be announced at this reception.
- Live On The Horizon art exhibit. Artist at #WestXWest, 30+ Artists, Saturday, May 11, 2019 (the Day Before Mother’s Day) Noon-5pm with #CASXATX and the #DripppingSpringsSongwritersFestival folks at #Headwaters “Live on the Horizon” Arts and Music Festival Sponsored by #DestinationDrippingSprings 🌅
- The Susanna Dickinson Museum is a small history museum in downtown Austin. They are putting together an exhibition for AVAFest that will include a timeline history of PTSD and the theme “soldiers of myth” – reminiscent of the dichotomy of the myth of war versus the reality. They have chosen 14 works of art from the AVAFest entries to be a part of that exhibit. Including these of Sharon’s:
Making Rum Punch, Eight Cardinals, War and Peace, and Garden Angel. The exhibition dates are October 4-December 1, 2019
- Two pieces of art exhibited at the Walkers’ Gallery in San Marcos, 6/2019-8/2019. Eggxactlly The Right Time and Prehistoric Time. The name of the exhibit is TIME.
- Two pieces (Enchanted Rock and Trestle North of Kingsland 1903) were chosen by Austin Veteran Arts Festival (“AVAF”), for the exhibition of art at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport: Clarksville Gallery, located at 3600 Presidential Blvd, Suite 411, Austin, TX 78719. AVAF is sponsored by the Veteran Suicide Prevention Channel, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. Exhibit dates are November 21, 2019-April 2020.
Resume created 2019
Sharon Loy Anderson
1926 Ashford Hollow Ln
Houston, TX 77077
Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Houston
Lowell Collins School of Art – continuing education
1965 – 1977: Diorama designer and animal illustrator at the Houston Zoo – (Houston, TX)
1978 – 1985: Booth artist at the Texas Renaissance Fair
1984 – 1986: Art Teacher at the Pines Montessori School
1987 – 2012: Lower School Art Teacher at The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)
1995: Continuing Education Teacher: How to Illustrate Children’s Books at The University of Houston (Houston, TX)
Exhibits and Publications:
1970 – 1977: The Houston Arboretum (Houston, TX) – gallery exhibit
1974: The Peaceable Kingdom School Catalogue, (Navasota, TX) – illustrated and designed catalogue
1976: University of Texas (Del Rio, TX) – recorded pictographs with grid illustrations for preservation
1979: Seasonal Field Guide (Winedale Museum, TX) – illustrated plants for the guide
1978 – 1980: Texas Renaissance Fair Art Exhibit (Plantersville, TX) – booth exhibit
1989: The Canary who Sailed with Columbus, written by Susan Wiggs (Houston, TX) –children’s book illustrator
1994: National Veterans’ Art Museum (Chicago, TX) – the first civilian and second woman to have permanent work at the museum
1994: Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center (Comstock, TX) – art exhibits
1987 – 2012: The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX) – faculty and art exhibits
2015 – current: Solstice Garden Impressions (Dripping Springs, TX) – gallery exhibits
2015 – 2017: Art on 12 Gallery and Studios (Wimberley, TX) – gallery exhibit
2016: Imagine Lavender Farms (Blanco, TX) – art exhibit and demonstration
2017 – 2018: A Propos Pop Up Gallery (Wimberley, TX) – gallery exhibits
2017: Lavender Festival (Blanco, TX) – art show
2015 – 2017: Wimberley Studio Tour (Wimberley, TX) – gallery exhibit
2018: Sky Cinema Craft Fair (Dripping Springs) – art exhibit
2018 – current: Olde Blanco Emporium & Market Place (Blanco, TX) – art exhibit
2019: Redbud Cafe (Blanco, TX) – 3-month art exhibit
2019: Nosotros Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center (Georgetown, TX) – gallery exhibit
2019: Fall Show, Round Rock Arts, Texas State University Campus – gallery exhibit
2019: Clarksville Gallery, Austin Bergstrom International Airport (Austin, TX) – gallery exhibit