"Sharon Grimes, of Longview,TX is a self taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is a personal expression of life, with all of its textures and layers. Inspired by nature and the universe, her work typically features vivid colors and vibrant energy and is consistently characterized by strong composition, contrast, and texture which demonstrates her remarkable understanding of color and composition. Sharon first became interested in art at a young age. She grew up loving to sketch people, animals and her surroundings. In her early twenties her passion for art blossomed as she was inspired by the many galleries and museums she frequented in London while living abroad for a year. Grimes was a 2014 Hunting Art Prize finalist. Her work has been described by Sara Eyestone, artist, writer and curator La Posada de Sante Fe Hotel and Spa as a "feast for the eyes". Grimes paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions including the East Texas Regional Art Exhibit at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, P's Gallery Regional Art Exhibit, Tyler Museum of Art and solo exhibits at Classics Furniture and Interiors,Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council,Elm Street Studio of Keller and Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her art is also exhibited in public collections including Tyler Street Bistro, Regions Bank, Longview Museum of Fine Arts and The Women's Center of East Texas.Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States and has been featured in Piney Woods Live Magazine ,Southlake Arts ,Four States Magazine, Texarkana Gazette and Longview News Journal"