“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I have quite an eye for finding that beauty in some bizarre places…”
Hi, my name is Sharyn Fogel and I was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Eventually I will die here (but not anytime soon, I hope.)
In the meantime, I intend to paint everything about this area that I love. This includes the mountains, trees, old chairs, white squirrels, barns, country houses and anything else that catches my eye.
I may see something once and paint it 20 years later, but I never forget that image. (Too bad I don’t have that memory when looking for my car keys.)
The Blue Ridge Mountains are my home and I have no plans to leave…but I do plan to paint anything that’s not moving.
I hope you enjoy the images I have created as much as I have enjoyed painting them.
Sharyn Fogel painting en plein air in the Great Smoky Mountains with an unexpected visitor wandered by and was photographed by a passing motorist. “Never again will I paint unarmed in Cade’s Cove,” Sharyn vowed.
Sharyn Painting Outdoors on a Southern Appalachian Hilltop
About Sharyn Misenheimer Fogel
Sharyn Misenheimer Fogel is a Brevard, NC native (a rare and dying breed.) She has been painting the mountains of WNC for over 40 years.
Sharyn attended Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, UNC Asheville, and Brevard College. She has also attended many workshops with well-respected teachers including Joe Miller, Tony Couch, Daniel Greene, Sue Russell, Eileen Fabian, Herbie Rose, Dean Davis, David Smith, and Michael Del Priore. For 3 years, she studied portrait painting with Roman and Constantine Chatov in Atlanta, GA.
She currently offers her work for sale at these local art galleries and shops. And you may also buy her work here at her online art shop. Her work may also be seen at her home studio at 337 Delphia Drive, Brevard, NC – by appointment only – (828) 884-2254.
Transylvania Art Guild Summer Showcase: 2014, Honorable Mention, Watercolor
NC State Senior Games/Silver Arts: 2013, 1st Place, Watercolor
Land of Waterfalls Silver Arts: 2013, Best of Show; 1st Place Watercolor
Summer Arts Showcase: 2012, Dorothy Moreau Watercolor Award
Battle of the Brushes: Old Fort, NC: 2011, 3rd Place/Painting
Keep it Local WNC: 2011, 1st Place/Painting
Summer Arts Showcase: 2010, Dorothy Moreau Award, Best Watercolor
Focus on Art: 2002, Honorable Mention
Winner of Regional Artists Project Grant: 2001
Portrait Society of America: 2000, Work featured in opening ceremony, Washington, DC
NC Mountain State Fair: 1998, 3rd Place/Painting
Festival of the Arts: 1982, 1983, Viewer’s Choice
Festival of the Arts: 1980, 1981, Honorable Mention
Transylvania County Fair: 1978, 1st Place/Painting
Festival of the Arts: 1977, 2nd Place/Painting