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Sharon Anthony

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Sharon Anthony

It's evident that Sharon photographs and does her own printing through the eye of an artist. Encouraged at the early age of nine, by winning an Arkansas State competition for a painting of wild animals, she continued her art education at the Hong Kong Academy of Art, the San Francisco College of Art, and studied under renowned teachers in Laguna Beach. The fundamentals of strong composition and tonal values naturally transferred into her photography. She began her professional photography career in 1990, while living on the coast, south of San Francisco.

From 1992 through 1995, while living in London, Sharon traveled through Europe on a three year journey photographing 12th Century Madonnas. This culminated in a one person show at the San Luis Rey Mission, in Oceanside, California in 1998.

Sharon's sister, living in Chiapas, Mexico, gave Sharon the opportunity to photograph her Mayan friends. She was able to capture unique photographs of them weaving in their homes, and to witness a part of their natural life. Fiesta Imports of La Costa, California gave her a one person show in 2005.

For the past four years, Sharon has primarily focused on the birds of Batiquitos Lagoon, in Carlsbad, California. She has documented the breeding cycles of several endangered species, which she was given permission to photograph. She shares these photographs for educational bulletin boards. On becoming a docent in 2006, she now leads public bird walks. Sharon created a 2007 calendar, "Birds of Batiquitos", which gives her a way to contribute to her environment and the conservation of birds, and benefits the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation.

The Carlsbad Magazine featured Sharon's bird photographs for an article about bird watching in Carlsbad in the Mar/Apr 2006 issue, and features her sunset photographs in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue.

Sharon has been a member of the North County Photographic Society since 1997, winning many awards at their yearly Group Exhibition. She also has won honors at the Del Mar Fair.