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"Something So Real"  a new inspirational book by Shannon Kaprive with 64 color plates of original watercolor paintings by the artist.


February 22 through March 30, 2018, solo exhibition
"Historic Bluffton: Paintings From the Archives" 
Bluffton Public Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC.

March 7 through April 1, 2017:  Solo Exhibition
 "Rose Hill and Belfair: Intimate and Revealing Watercolor Paintings" by Alexandra Sharma 
Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC
843-681-5060   www.ArtLeagueHHI.org

April 30, 2016, JUROR, 53rd annual Shrimp Festival Art Exhibition, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

November 2 through December 11, 2015: Classes in watercolor basic techniques, oil and acrylic texture and transparency, sculpture casting in concrete for outdoor sculpture.  Hilton Head Art League Academy, 108 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC. Telephone: 843-342-5738.

October to December 2014 and January to May 2015.  Classes: watercolor techniques and methods, oil and acrylic landscape, sculpture, lino block printing, color theory.  Hilton Head Art League Academy, 108 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC.  Telephone: 843-342-5738

August 5 - September 6, 2014:  THE ART OF TEACHING
Ten Hilton Head Art League Academy teachers show what really turns them on..
Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Is., SC
Information: 843-581-2399

October 7 through November 2, 2013:  FRESH PAINT: New Watercolors 
Solo Exhibition of  watercolor paintings by Alexandra Sharma
Walter Greer Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Is., SC
Information:  843-581-2399

October to December 2013: Animal Portraits (all media), watercolor painting and sculpture classes
Hilton Head Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Is., SC
Telephone: 843-842-5738

January to May 2012:  Painting and Sculpture Classes 
Hilton Head Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Is, SC
Information:  telephone: 843-842-5738

August 1 - Sept 3, 2011:  APPLE PIE PAINTERS 
Walter Greer Gallery, Art Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC


Imagine living and painting in the picturesque region of Umbria.   Hosts, Janina and Rob Cusman of Hilton Head Island, SC and Todi, Italy,  have organized a wonderful tour package at their historic villa, Le Mandorelle.   The villa is located in the heart of Umbria near the town of Todi.  Le Mandorelle is in Monticello, a small hamlet 10 kilometers from Todi, a small medieval town.  

Alexandra Sharma will lead the 7-day painting workshop.  Nine artists will live at Le Mandorelle and paint in the surrounding countryside.  Transportation to and from Rome airport and to painting sites, food, and lodging are all included in the price.  For more information, photographs and descriptions, or to register, visit:

www.lemandorelle.com  or email Rob Cushaman at rob@cushmanhhi.com

AL FRESCOfive artists reveal nature's bounty
Exhibition at the Hilton Head Art League Gallery
Pineland Station Mall, Hilton Head Island, SC 681-5060
May 10 through June 12, 2010

Reception to meet the artists:
Tuesday, May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

APPLE PIE PAINTERS ON THE MOVE: 9 Artists, 9 diverse perspectives
Exhibition dates:  April 9 through April 30, 2010
The Charles Street Gallery

SOUTHAMPTON ART SCHOOL, Southampton, Ontario, Canada  
5-day painting workshop
Water Soluble Oils: Technique, Colour and Texture
June 7 through June 11, 2010

MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER, Middletown, Ohio (Cincinnati area)  
Oil painting workshop:  November 20, 21, 22, 2009. 

Color Theory lecture and demonstration, November 2009

BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING  acrylic workshop: June 29-July 3., 2009  Location: Collingwood in the Georgian Bay area just two hours north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada   

"The Apple Pie Painters Inspired by Honey Horn", May 8 through August 28, 2008, Coastal Discovery Museum Gallery at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island, SC

"Water Works", March 10 through April 12, 2008, Hilton Head Art League Gallery, HHI, SC

"East Meets West", a collection of recent Indian paintings: landscapes, gods, goddesses.  Nov. 1-30, 2006
Mars the Real Estate Store, Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head, SC

"As We See It", April 2006.  Group show, Apple Pie Painters, at the Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Is., SC.

"Island Treasures Revealed", Sept. 18 - Dec. 30, 2005
Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is., SC , 843-689-6767

April 7-30, 2005: "Island Perspectives", Hilton Head Framing and Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC

April 4-30, 2005: group show with Apple Pie Painters, Mars the Real Estate Store, Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Is., SC

February 20-March 30, 2004, "Oil and Water--Explorations", The Charles Street Galllery, Beaufort, SC

Hilton Head Art League Studio sculpture class .




Art  League Academy class information and registration
Alexandra Sharma's exhibition of intimate and revealing watercolor paintings fulfills her fascination with finding scenes and objects discovered in hidden or forgotten places.  She says, "It was serendipitous that I should meet Iva Welton, long-time Hilton Head Island resident, former Director of Rose Hill Plantation, historian, and member of the Board of Directors for the Heritage Library.  She gave me sole access to her private photograph and history archive of Belfair mansion and Rose Hill plantation house.  The photos became a reference for my painting and provided me an intimate and alluring glimpse of private, forgotten and lost places. Belfair, a mysterious great house with a fatal staircase and structural issues--now destroyed, and Rose Hill, a survivor through periods of abandonment, a fire and final restoration."

Alexandra chooses watercolors for their spontaneity to conjure the magnificence, loneliness and mystery of the place while staying true to architectural detail. All document a time past and scenes that no longer exist.
A. Heintzelman Sharma illustrations