About Me
Sharon McNeil

Born and raised in Salem Oregon, I attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland where I earned my BA Degree with a major in Art and Theatre. 

 

Then I moved to Seattle where I lived for 10 years working as a Scenic Artist for various theatrical organizations including A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and The Seattle Opera  

In 1998 I moved to Long Beach California where I earned my MFA at California State University Long Beach and taught Drawing and Painting at various Colleges.

In 2008 I accepted a position teaching position in Savannah Georgia where I taught  Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design.  The Foundation Studies department at SCAD offers the beginning art classes like drawing, life drawing, color theory, and two-dimensional design, all of which I have taught, including a "scene painting" class for the production design department.

An exciting career opportunity for my partner brought us back to Seattle in 2018 where I have taught painting at Seattle Community college and online. And now I have come full circle, moving back to my home town and looking forward to seeing what this new chapter in our life will bring!

Interview on The Drawing Page click Here

Learning To See

"Drawing is more than a tool for rendering and capturing likeness.  It is a language, with its own syntax, grammar, and urgency.  Learning to draw is all about learning to see.  In this way, it is a metaphor for all art activity.  Whatever its form, drawing transforms perception and thought into image and teaches us how to think with our eyes."

101 Things to Learn in Art School, by Kit White