Meet Shara Abel
Where Image Meets Imagination… Transforming Photography into Fine Art
Shara believes art is a gift that gives us moments in life to pause, connect and reflect with the emotional and spiritual realms of our beings. Her hope is for her art to give that gift to others.
Shara’s Fine Art Photography ranges from a soft painterly feeling, to the pop-art and abstract. Her journey began in 2009 with her award-winning photo of Mt. Rainier Reflection Lake. After exploring different genres of photography, Shara found herself longing to create something beyond the photographic image that was before her. Repeatedly drawn to artistic editing she moved into Composite Photography. Crafted from her imagination, Shara starts with her own original images and textures, incorporating a detailed process in which she uses multiple layers of dismantling, enhancing and combining to create a new, unique canvas with richer emotional content.
Constantly learning and experimenting, Shara’s art continues to evolve. Although primarily self-taught she is currently enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography, has taken workshops and classes, as well as participates in local photo clubs.
Shara’s work has been sold and displayed in Virginia art galleries, in various places in Florida, and has been used commercially. Shara offers Custom Portrait and Composite work for clients as well as Fine Art Photography.