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Sharon Littig

Sharon Littig was born in 1967 in Washington DC. Her parents were avid art collectors of 18th and 19th century British marine art and antiques. This environment had a lasting impact on her artistic sensibilities.

Sharon studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and graduated in 1990 from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art, then in 1992 with a Masters of Arts in Teaching. She started a career as a public school art teacher that same year. In 1995 she began studying with John Ebersberger at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland. With his guidance, further explorations in portrait and figure drawing added more substance to her painting and a deep appreciation of the skills necessary to achieve realism in her art. Sharon’s sense of color, and her ability to bring the splendor of nature’s light effects to canvas, ranks her among the best of the Annapolis impressionists.

In the winter of 2004 Sharon was a featured artist in the “Sunlight and Shadow” exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. The exhibit was ancillary to “Earth, River and Light”, a show comprised of historic Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings from the James Michner Art Museum. In the winter of 2003 the Maryland Public Television show, Outdoors Maryland, produced an Emmy award-winning segment on plein air painting, “Shades of Winter”. The show documented Sharon and four other artists painting the snowy winter of Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland.

In 2002 Sharon co-founded the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA) with 6 regional painters, including Ross Merrill, Chief of Conservation at the National Gallery of Art. She accepted the position of founding President in which she still serves. She has been the coordinator of Paint Annapolis since 2002, a plein air painting event held in the historic city of Annapolis, Maryland. She has participated in this juried event all four years, receiving awards for her work on two separate occasions.

Sharon continues to teach painting and drawing, and is the Chairman of the Art Department of South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland. She maintains her north-light studio in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland. She is proudly represented by the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery.