Alexandra Heintzelman Sharma
Biographical Information and Exhibits

I have a Fine Arts degree and have also studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, Oxford University, England, the University of Toronto, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and Savannah College of Art and Design.  I have spent over twenty years painting and sculpting while teaching art at college and university in Toronto and more recently in Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, SC.  Before coming to the University of South Carolina Beaufort in January 1999, I taught art classes for many years in Toronto at Seneca College, the North York Board of Education, Toronto Parks and Recreation, and the Northview Group of Artists.

I was born into a family of celebrated artists; my grandfather was the internationally renowned etcher, Arthur William Heintzelman, and my father, Cranston Heintzelman, was a well known architect and sculptor in the US midwest.  My sculptor father was instrumental in teaching me an understanding and awareness of form and space that guides all my creative efforts--whether in drawing, painting, print work, or sculpture.  I started my art-making activities at an early age; when I was eight years old I carved my first sculpture from a large block of salt -- a salt lick-- that my father brought from a farm supply depot.

Collections, Exhibits and Awards:
The City of Toronto corporate collection
The University of South Carolina-Beaufort Pritchards Island paintings collection, New River Campus library. 
Xanadu Condominiums, Hilton Head Island, SC
Numerous exhibitions of paintings, print works, and sculpture in Canada and the United States. 
Awards for sculpture including a "first in class" at the International Woodcarver's Show, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Canada.

Founding member of the Multi Media Arts Guild, Kingston, Ontario 
Member of the Hilton Head Art League
The Apple Pie Painters
Lifetime member of the American art honorary society, Delta Phi Delta.

Where to find my work:
The Hilton Head Art League    The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The Charles Street Gallery     914 Charles Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, 843-521-9054

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

Art League Classes: 8 weeks, Sept. 19 through Nov. 10, 2017
Oils and Acrylics; The Magic of Transparency
Watercolors: Fast and Loose
Sculpture: Making your Permanent Mark
Hilton Head Art League Academy106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC. Telephone: 843-681-5738

MARCH 2017:  Solo exhibition, "Rose Hill and Belfair Mansions: intimate and Revealing"
Exhibition of watercolor paintings of these two iconic homes.  Art League of Hilton Head, SC, Walter Greer Gallery

April 30, 2016:  JUROR, 53rd Annual Shrimp Festival Art Exhibition, Fernandina Beach, Florida

FALL 2015: November 2 to December 11 classes: watercolor basic techniques, oil and acrylic texture and transparency, sculpture casting with concrete for outdoor sculpture.  Hilton Head Art League Academy106 Cordillo Parkway,  Hilton Head Island, SC.  Information: 843-681-5738

Color Theory half-day workshops April 21, 28 and May 4, 2015, at the Art Academy of the League of Hilton Head, SC
Information and to register: 843-842-5738

August 5 - September 6, 2014:  THE ART OF TEACHING
Ten Hilton Head Art League Academy instructors show what really turns them on..  On view: 60+ exciting paintings.
Walter Greer Gallery, Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC
Information: 843-681-5060

October 7 through November  2,  2013:   FRESH PAINT: New watercolor Paintings by Alexandra Sharma
Solo Exhibition
Walter Greer Gallery,  Art Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Is., SC

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

October to December 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.  Eight 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: 

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

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

The Charles Street Gallery
914 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC 
Telephone: 521-9054

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

Oil painting workshop:  November 20, 21, 22, 2009.

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

"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", Recent paintings from India: landscapes, gods, goddesses.  Mars the Real Estate Store, Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island.  November 1-30, 2006

"As We See It", Walter Greer Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal
Carolina, Hilton Head Is., SC, April 12-April 30, 2006

Winterfaire Exhibition, Hilton Head Gallery, Dec. 4 - 10, 2005

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

Media Room Gallery, solo exhibit: new exhibit monthly year-round at Mars the Real Estate Store, Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC  843-842-8002

April 7-30, 2005: "Island Perspectives", Hilton Head Framing and Gallery, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Is., 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 Gallery, Beaufort, SC, 843-521-9054 A
This page was last updated: March 2, 2018
Sculpture student and Alexandra, on the right, working on a plaster mold at the Hilton Head Art League Academy.
Packard Service
watercolor 10 x 12"