Mark Sharp (American)
MediumAcrylic on canvas
Credit LineGift of Linda Sharp in memory of her husband, Emeritus Professor of Music Stuart Sharp
LabelMark Sharp is a native of Holland, Michigan and a former student at Hope College. He is also the son of former Hope College Professor Emeritus of Music Stuart Sharp, who passed away in 2014 and in whose honor this painting was donated. Mark Sharp has been a professional artist since he graduated with a BFA in painting from the University of Michigan in 1990. His paintings are typically abstract and colorful, as illustrated by the work proposed here. Sharp draws inspiration for his work from music, from traditional Chinese painting, and from nature. He wants the colors in his paintings to resonate like musical notes and the compositions to recall landscapes or rocks seen from an elevated perspective.