About

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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.

Artist Statement

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. Art is used to share my views on the world and my local concerns.

Exhibitions 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 Gardens 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

2019-2020: Gallery Showcase, Santa Cruz Gallery (Austin, TX) gallery exhibit

2019-2020: Art work has been selected for the House of Cards exhibition by OEG Group at Discovery Green in Houston, TX. in April 2020. Weingarten Art Group WAG.

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).

Awards:

  • 2015: Honorable Mention, Blanco Library Calendar Contest
  • 2017: Honorable Mention, Wimberley Valley Art League
  • 2019: Honorable Mention at the Fall Show, Round Rock Arts
  • 2019: Honorable Mention, Georgetown Art Center