Sharron Labatt Biography
Sharron was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada and now resides on Echo Lake in the Qu'Appelle Valley in Southern Saskatchewan. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Education certificate at the University of Regina and taught English and art.
The move to a rural setting with its lakes and coulees, outdoor ventures including hiking, cross country skiing and sailing provided the inspiration for her artistic explorations. Geography and history have also been influences. In 2005, Sharron received a grant from the Heritage Department Government of Saskatchewan to research and produce a show celebrating the 100th anniversary of Saskatchewan. This year-long search of provincial archives, cart tracks and forts along the Carlton Trail culminated in the show Land Trails.
Sharron has always experimented with materials and techniques to capture colour, light and the initial feeling of a moment and place. Water is often a prominent feature in her paintings. She has painted en plein air on Northern lakes and Caribbean Islands. The developments in acrylic paints and mediums has enabled her work to become more expressive and abstract. Her latest interest is landscape reflected in water. Her work is informed by contemporary painters like Agnes Martin and Gerhard Richter.
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Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013
International Artists Magazine
"Creating a Dream-like Nostalgia for Nature", Leader-Post, September 13, 2001
Regina General Hospital