Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Enchanting Evolution of Sharon Barr

Toronto artist Sharon Barr joined us here at Canvas Gallery over a decade ago with her beautiful paintings.  Megan initially did a studio visit to investigate her figurative works, but was immediately intrigued by Sharon's abstract, magnolia compositions (which Mark was hesitant about the success of, but how wrong he was!)

Shot from the artist's studio including her painting buddy, Harley

Over the years, her style has changed and evolved into the vibrant, textural and layered pieces you see today. To this date Sharon has sold over 300 paintings at Canvas and has been a favourite of Sarah Richardson Design, with her work being featured in several magazines, publications & design programs.

Designer Sarah Richardson featuring one of Sharon Barr's paintings in Hello Magazine

Below you can see the evolution of Sharon's work, including her first works on paper framed in white shadowboxes. We think they're stunning! You can click on any of the images to enlarge.

Another shot of the artist's studio.

A grouping of Sharon Barr's earlier works

A few of Sharon Barr's more recent paintings

Brand new framed paper works
Left: "In Love in Spring" oil on paper, 48 1/2" x 36 1/2" $2300 framed
 Right: "Garden Dancings" oil on paper, 50 1/2" x 42 3/4" $2900 framed

Certainteed Gypsum Promo with Sarah Ricahrdson
artwork by Sharon Barr

A Sarah Richardson Design spread featured in Canadian House & Home Magazine

A stunning Sharon piece featured on Cityline

A beautiful decor from JG Interiors

Thank you Sharon, for always producing such fabulous art and being a continued inspiration to us as well as our clients.

To view more works by Sharon Barr as well as our other artists please visit