Sharon Paster began painting at age 13, completed all her college math and science requirements in high school, and then raced through Brandeis University in 3 years as a painting major, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1976 with a BA degree. She quit painting and began work in high tech marketing communications and advertising, where she climbed the ranks and stayed for 15 years, ultimately returning to her roots after moving to Marin County in the 1990ís. She eagerly resumed her studies at College of Marin, painting with Chester Arnold and sculpting with Emily Lazarre.
Sharon's work is fueled by her interest in capturing a "state of possibility," where everything in the atmosphere vibrates with life, on the verge of movement and change. She explores chaotic, yet very deliberate interactions: one rock to another, one bush to its neighbor, one mark to the next. Her sculpture is also about the passage of time: the promise of change after a moment suspended. She enjoys the process of exploring and activating real space just as much as working the picture plane.