The instinctive feeling that there is indeed some kind of spirit that rolls through all things, some fearsome memory in stones, in wind, in the lives of birds---.

Tim Winton, Australian novelist, from Dirt Music, p 329

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Sharon Thompson was born and raised near Peterborough Ontario.
She attended the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Queens University as a mature student,
while raising three children. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree.

She has traveled extensively, and has lived in Wellington, New Zealand, Brighton, UK,
and in Seattle, USA. She has recently relocated from Kingston ON to Calgary AB.

Her work has been exhibited extensively in group and solo shows in Canada and the USA.
She has received Ontario Arts Council grants, and awards including the Society of Canadian
Artists Award, 2003, the Nan Yeomans Legacy Award, 2010, the De Serres Award, 2012.
She has attended residencies both in Canada and the USA and was the recipient of a half scholarship
award from the Vermont Studio Center, USA.

Her work is represented in public collections including:
the permanent collection of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston), IBM (Toronto),
the Ontario Municpal Employees Collection (Toronto), CN Railways (Montreal) and the Mount
Sinai Hospital Collection (Toronto). Her work is in private collections in Canada, USA,
UK, Germany, and New Zealand.