Sharon Payne Bolton maintains her art studio in Ketchum, Idaho and also Sorèze, France. Sharon has shown her work at various shows and galleries. Sharon also teaches art workshops around the country and internationally. Sharon attended The Academy of Art in San Francisco for a short time. She loves learning new mediums and is mostly self taught.
Sharon Payne Bolton’s mixed-media work invites the viewer to step into a mysterious past, somehow familiar yet just out of reach. From her curiosity boxes to her artist books and paintings, she uses found objects such as keys, photos, maps, and letters to weave an intriguing narrative of a long-gone time both real and imagined. Her pieces have a provocative ambiguity and urge the viewer to be part of the artistic process by imbuing them with new meaning. They are cryptic history.