Meet Our Member Artists




Sharon Lamar Photo

Meet Sharon

Inspired by Mother Nature, I enjoy capturing the beauty and spirit of the natural world. Like many who choose to live in western Montana, I am drawn to the beauty of our landscape – the towering mountains, the dazzling wildflowers, and the plentiful wildlife. With an eye for detail, I like to convey the subtleties of nature.

When I work with watercolor, I am reminded of the freedom of expression and spontaneity the medium allows. The free flowing action of water and paint is ideal for capturing the many moods of nature. The focus of my work is the flora, fauna and landscapes of northwest Montana. I strive to create paintings that speak both to me and the viewer about the beauty of nature.


An educator for over three decades, I have a special interest in connecting children to both nature and art. As an artist-in-residence, I teach art lessons to students from gray to K.

I have written and illustrated a series books for children. Mountain Wildflowers for Young Explorers: An A to Z Guide, is a user friendly field guide with life-like watercolor paintings depicting 26 flowers common to the Western mountains and valleys, one for each letter of the alphabet. Western Butterflies for Young Explorers: An A to Z Guide, is an informative butterfly guide book for budding biologists. Another children’s book, Montana Moonshadows: A Trek in the Swan Valley Forest, tells of a young child’s awestruck wonder of all that nature beholds. My fourth book, Wild at Heart is a heartwarming account of a young girl’s adventure into the wilderness.


featured work

notable honors & exhibits

2020 Festival of the Book Reading and Interview

Numerous Member Exhibitions – Bigfork Art and Cultural Center

Annual AAI Loon and Fish Art Show

Annual AAI Tour of the Arts

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