My artistic expression in photography has evolved from film and the wet darkroom, to digital formats, and most recently to photography and mixed media. Using the latest digital cameras and Photoshop techniques, I have incorporated encaustic medium into my work. This ancient process dates back 3,000 years to the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Natural bee’s wax and tree resin at 200º F are painted onto the surface of the photograph, then each layer is fused to the one below, rendering a unique ethereal appearance.                                                                   <<click image to expand>>

MIXED MEDIA

As a young child I remember having a guide book to birds and binoculars on the kitchen table. Looking out the big picture window at the bird feeders and surrounding trees, the entire family enjoyed watching the antics of our feathered friends. Over the years as I gained more experience in photography, my love of birds has grown from just observing them to making images that capture their essence.                <<click image to expand>>

BIRDS

The magic of metamorphosis in the butterfly world is fascinating to me. Whether in their natural habitat or created environments in an indoor rearing facility, the beauty of the butterfly in flight or perched on a flower is mesmerizing and a major focus of my photographic work.

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BUTTERFLIES

Discovering patterns and textures in nature is an on-going search for me and my camera. I love to expose intricate details and bring light to what is often unseen.                                                                 <<click image to expand>>

NATURES WONDERS

I have been very fortunate to have lived and worked in some of the most spectacular places on the planet. From the depths of Death Valley to the foothills of Denali, my work with the National Park Service has been a door into the world of photography. After a 32-year career working in 10 different sites, I continue to visit the parks, enjoy the photographic opportunities they provide, and take a stand for their on-going protection.

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NATIONAL PARKS
NATIVE PEOPLES

My interest in native peoples and indigenous cultures dates back many decades. Living on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, near the Southwest Pueblos in New Mexico, the Crow Nation in Montana, and working on the Trail of Tears in the South East have brought me even closer to these cultures; developing a deeper understanding of their lifeways and forming many long-lasting friendships.                                      <<click image to expand>>

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© 2020 by Andrea J. Sharon

Andrea J. Sharon
Santa Fe NM 87508
USA
andreajsharon@gmail.com
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Monument Valley Diné (Navajo) Nation Arizona, New Mexico, Utah