Sharon Cheney began her art career in her teen years. She later attended the following schools in Montreal: Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Saidye
Bronfman Center, and the Visual Arts Center. In addition, she has trained with many well-known artists.
As a teenager she did street paintings with Ester Worthheimer. Later she studied stone sculpture with Stanley Lewis, life drawing and sculpting
with Sylvia Lefkovitz, pastel painting with Horace Champagne, Max Stiebel, and Jeanne Lynn, Chinese water colors with Ming Ma, oil painting with David La Fell, sculpture and mold
making with Donald Liardi, and Carman Flagelinni. portrait painting with Vincent Capario, landscape painting with Bruce Heggwitt, Frank Zukerell, and Rita Briansky, and floral
painting with William Shultz. She also studied clay molding and life drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
As a member of the Pastel Society of Canada, the Conseil de la Sculpture de Quebec and the Arts Club of Montreal, she has participated in over 25
group shows in Quebec, Ontario, and New York, some of which she helped organize. Though she paints scenes of Quebec, she like many artists before her, has had the need to travel to
far-away places such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Europe for inspiration. She shares the vibrant colors and exotic landscapes which have inspired her.
Sharon Cheney was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. She was always fascinated by people even from an early age. For as long as she can
remember, she liked to watch them and imagine what they were thinking and feeling. This interest was further developed through her training as an Occupational Therapist, her studies in Counseling
Psychology and Holistic Therapies, her extensive travel experiences, and awareness of her intuitive abilities. All of these have given her an increased sensitivity and understanding into the nature
of human beings. Her belief in Jungian psychology is reflected in her sculptures, many of which depict the many faces of the Goddess and other archetypes. The feminine principle is exemplified in her
sculptures "The Temptress", The Fertility Goddess", "Sacred Marriage" and "Mother and Child."
Her oil paintings and pastels demonstrate her love of nature and often have a mysterious emotional quality to them. The viewer can readily relate to
the variety of feelings expressed in her work. Her channeled energy paintings are designed to heal the body as well as the spirit. These brightly colored oil paintings energize and bring joy just by
looking at them. They can also be used as a focus for meditation.
Sharon has participated in many group shows in and around Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Cologne, Germany, Florida and in western New York. In
1989, she did a five-woman show "Visions de Cinq Femmes." She has had several solo shows in which she has showcased both her paintings and sculptures. Her works have been shown in galleries in
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and New York. Works by Sharon Cheney are in the private collections of Dr. Norbert Hautzer of Germany and Brian Mulroney, the former Prime Minister of Canada.
In addition to her art education, Sharon Cheney holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Science,
and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has studied holistic therapies amd metapsychics in both Canada and the United States and is a trained Hypnotherapist.
Her art experience includes acting as Director of Cheney Creations, organizing and marketing solo and group art exhibitions, designing and
producing commissioned sculptures and paintings as well as participating in numerous art exhibitions. To learn more about Sharon Cheney's more intuitive and teaching skills, please click on her
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Group Exhibition November 1998
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DALE ALPEN-WHITESIDE, a resident of Van Kleek Hill, Ontario and a professional printmaker at John Abbott College in Saint Anne de
Bellevue, Dale has had major exhibitions in Montreal and Ottawa. Her works are in private and corporate collections in Europe and North America. Alpen-Whiteside’s exhibit comprises acrylic and water
color paintings and prints.
SHARON CHENEY was born and educated in Montreal. She has been involved in art for over 20 years, participating in many group
shows. Her sensitivity and understanding of people are expressed in both her sculptures and paintings. Her works are in collections in Europe, United States, and Canada including the private
collection of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
LILIANNE MOORE is a French Canadian artist creating "color and life" which is absolutely essential in her paintings. Working
with noted Canadian and American artists for over twenty years, she completed her studies in Quebec. Her unique oil and pastel paintings are in many private collections.
CAROLE SEGAL was born and educated in Outremont. Segal studied with notable artists in Canada and the USA. To express her
personal vision, her works are rooted in reality but tempered with imagination and fantasy. Oils, pastels and bronze sculpture are Segal’s primary interests.
SYLVIA WEISS, a native of Montreal, Sylvia’s love of drawing and painting, covers a wide variety of subjects. She completed
her art studies at Concordia University, then worked as a commercial artist and fashion illustrator for many years. Her oil paintings are in many private collections and have also been exhibited in
numerous juried shows.
THE MONTREAL GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO AN EXHIBITION
VISIONS DE CINQ FEMMES
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 aT 7 P.M.
IN OUR GALLERY AT
2165 CRESCENT STREET, MONTREAL, 2ND FLOOR
(THE EXHIBITION WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE 2ND OF DECEMBER)
Solo Exhibition by Sharon Cheney April 1991
Sharon Cheney, a Quebec artist, has been involved in artistic expression for many years, participating in numerous
Her sensitive representation of nature and people is felt by the viewer who is caught at once by their sensuality and emotional quality. Her
works are in many collections in Europe, United States, and Canada, including the private collection of the former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.
You are invited to the exhibition of paintings and scultures by
From APRIL 11-18, 1991
Le CLUB des ARTS
1840 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec, H3I 1E4
(514) 747-5798, 514 933- 6405
Exhibit Opens: Thursday, April 11th at 1 p.m.
Opening: Thursday, April 11th at 7 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday 1-4 p.m. Monday closed.
On Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m., the artist will give a demonstration
on the process of makingbronze sculptures.
Invitation from the Solo Exhibition of November 1993
HOMMAGE TO THE OIL PAINTINGS AND PASTELS of SHARON CHENEY
from November 13-25, 1993
1380 Church Street, Saint- Laurent
Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For information: 514 744-7310
ARTISITC BACKGROUND of SHARON CHENEY
Paintings in OiIs and Pastels
SharonCheney was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. She received her art training both locally
and in the United States. She has been a prolific painter and scu1ptor for many years, and has participated in many group and solo shows.
Her oils and pastels reflect a mysterious emotional quality of sadness and joy, and spiritual acceptance. They also demonstrate her
sensitivity and love of nature. Having traveled abroad extensively, she paints fascinating landscapes of exoctic place for all to share and enjoy. The combination of her training as a therapist
and her intuitive understanding of people is expressed in her sculptures which are very moving.
Sharon Cheney's Art Education
1964-66 Street Scenes & Still Life Esther Wortheimer, Montreal, Quebec
1967 Clay Modeling Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Quebec
1968 Life Drawing Ecole des Beaux Arts,Montreal, Quebec
1978-84 Stone Sculpture Stanley Lewis, Montreal, Quebec
1984 Life Drawing Sylvia Lefkovitz,Montreal, Quebec
1984-86 Modeling in Wax Sylvia Lefkovitz, Montreal, Quebec