Dorothea Sharp (1874 - 1955) is a recent discovery for me. I don't ever remember seeing her work before a week or so ago on the beautiful blog, COLLAGE OF LIFE. But I knew immediately I wanted to see more.
She was a British artist, but Sharp's style puts me in mind of the American Impressionists.Though there is a fair amount of movement in these paintings, I love her tranquil approach, the use (with rare exceptions) of low-key colors, the gentle nature of her subject matter. There is also grace and a quiet joy here, instantly engaging. Don't these paintings just make you smile and take a deep, relaxing breath? I can feel my blood pressure drop when I'm in Dorothea Sharp's world.
For whatever reason I can't find much bio (except what I've linked) nor much specific information about her mode of working.
She doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. If I come across any more information in the future, I'll add it to this page. If any of you know of an in-depth link to more about Dorothea Sharp, I'd welcome the info.