About Me

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Thank you for your interest in me and my artwork.  I split my life between the city of Tampa, Florida and the beaches of Venice.  I live with my loving husband and 2 amazing dogs.  I have been selling online for many years and I absolutely love it!  While art shows and gallery installations are wonderful outlets for displaying my work, the internet has allowed me to sell my original paintings and prints to thousands of collectors worldwide.  Everyone should be able to buy great art.  I have a Masters degree in Fine Art but consider myself self-taught.  True talent is revealed not through schooling but through painting.  I have a strong affection for abstract art, but also enjoy impressionism and mixed media works.  Recently I have begun experimenting with digital art and the response has been phenomenal!   I create something every single day!

Collectors rave about the quality of my work.  Each piece is produced using only the best quality paints, canvas, and mediums.  Every painting that I ship out is a piece I would hang in my own home.  My art is created for people with a true appreciation for both exceptional craftsmanship and high-end materials.

Art is not a luxury….it brings joy to the beholder.  It creates mood and atmosphere in homes and offices.  It completes every inner space.  Thank you for learning more about me.  I look forward to building a relationship with you!

Buy Original Abstract Paintings by Sharon Cummings, Fine Artist. Handmade signed artwork. Buy Art Online. Colorful Abstract Wall Art. Prints too!!  Abstract Art, Landscapes, Animals, People, Flowers and more…

Contact me: ttgallery_47@hotmail.com
813-983-9241 (Phone calls by appointment made via email.)

Remodeling and Home Design

254 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Nanette Gross said:

    I am a self taught artist as well. I would love to learn more. Art is my desire, my love. Can you direct me in a path that I can creat and find inspiration?
    I adore your art!!! Any direction you can share would be most helpful.
    Thank you

    Nanette

  2. Hi! I’m currently an art student at school, and I’ve decided to study and try to make my own versions of your work. I was just wondering what inspires you to create the work that you do, as I think it’s so unique and amazing. I’d love it if you could reply to this, as your artwork really interests me. Thanks.

    • Hi Shauna….Thank you for your interest in my work. Generally, I just create. It comes from within. I spend a lot of time at the beach and that makes me feel good. Feeling good makes me want to create. If you need inspiration, I am happy you are inspired by my work, but I cannot support any attempts to recreate my art. Artwork belongs to someone. It’s called Copyright and until I’ve been dead for 70 years, it is my property. Copying it is stealing. If you do decide to try to recreate my work, then be sure to only use it for your own personal use (hanging on your wall at home) and do not list it anywhere online. I do pursue copyright infringements regularly and will even have derivatives of my work removed from Social Media. I take my art very seriously and it is my full-time job. Imagine if someone stole your cell phone Shauna and decided to call it their own and they took over all of your apps, friends, social media, etc. They texted your friends. They looked at and shared your pics as if they were their own. That is what it feels like to a living artist to have their work copied. Thank you for understanding and good luck in your art endeavors.:)

      • Thank you for replying.. I understand and respect copyright laws, so if I do decide to try some of your work, would I be able to make sure I change things so it’s not the same? I won’t post anything at all on the Internet, or promote it to anyone. I understand that it must be upsetting to see people trying to claim a recreation of your work is theirs, and I fully respect you and your choices as an artist of having your work copyrighted. If I was in your position I’d do exactly the same. Thank you for sharing your inspirations with me, it will help me a lot in my project. I have no doubt you’ll carry on making amazing art.:)

      • Hi Shauna….I cannot control what people do with my art for personal use for their own home (not published/displayed online or offline or used commercially). So you can experiment as much as you like.

  3. Sharon, Love the colors in your work. Your About Me is a great read. Thanks, Dave Bridburg

  4. Hi I have recently discovered your work and I’m a fan. I have been asked to do a project for my school work and would like to use examples of your artwork in my text book. Would this be an infringement of your copyright?

    • Hi Will….Using artwork for educational purposes falls under “fair use”. With that said, the images should be small and there should be full attribution give. The title of the image and copyright Sharon Cummings after each one. The images should not be included in anything that will be for sale or where a profit will be made. And the images should not be redistributed or reproduced without written permission from me. Additionally, the images should not be included on any online websites, blogs or social media. They can only be used within the confines of educating others within your school.

  5. I’m happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Really enjoyed looking at your work and look forward to seeing more. Also, I lived in Sarasota for 5 years. Love Venice. Spent many early mornings enjoying Yummies Donuts.:)

  6. Wishing you and yours a Happy and prosperous new year Sharon!!!

    Be Blessed!

    LaTrice

  7. Sharon your work is divine, would it be too much to ask what paint you use, or is it ink?
    Thankyou

    • Thanks Laurel….I have a very extensive portfolio. I’ve used TONS of different paints from water based oils to acrylics. I’ve never used inks. Just experiment and have fun!

  8. Sharon you are a true inspiration!

  9. Hi Sharon,

    My blog God Says So is a startup done by me as a means to minister to those who seek to grow in their faith. I’m sorry about copying your art. Blessed with Joy. It’s awesome. May I use it? Perhaps inprint your name?

  10. Hi, I love your art so much!

  11. Hi Sharon, always wonderful art. your abstracts are awesome..
    just found out today My Michele has stage 4 bone cancer..please say aprayer for herr…love your work
    Sherri

  12. HI Sharon
    I love your work and the how colorful they are! I was just wondering how you like the different formats for selling online…fineartamerica vs red bubble vs etc., do you have a favorite or are all a good choice?? I am an artist and will be selling online soon.
    Thanks for your time and yes creating something all the time proves to be the best advice for artists! Practice practice practice!
    Nanci Worthington
    NanciArtWorks

    • Hi Nanci….My advice is to join each site and look around. Choose the site that feels the most comfortable to you and is the easiest to use. None of the sites sell your work for you. You have to market your art like crazy to make sales. You need to build a big social media following, but also advertise and market offline. Again, none of the sites sell your work. They are just a platform for display. Best of luck to you!

  13. Sharon Great work keep growing your passion in art

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