Sharlene Huggins Christensen was born in Fountain Green, Utah in 1939. She is a specialist in watercolor technique.
Christensen is a self taught painter, and has won numerous awards for her work. She is a member of the Utah and American Watercolor Societies. Christensen has been a member of the Salt Lake Art Center faculty.
Her work has been exhibited in the Snowbird, First Interstate Bank, and the Equitable Life Collection, among many others. she has also won numerous awards for her work in local competitions.
Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.
"As an artist, I am one with nature and record my experiences and impressions of life. I find a way of saying what I feel about what I see. The purpose of art is to create a thing of beauty and communicate a worthwhile idea or message to someone. A painting is timeless, and I believe it should provide something of a mystery or discovery each day. Above all, art should never have to be explained."
"Sharlene Christensen is a well-known painter in watercolor, and is noted for her landscapes that express quality and sensitivity. Sharlene enjoys exploring the highly transparent effects, allowing the white paper to register significant statements in form and color."
--George Dibble Former critic Salt Lake Tribune
Sharlene has received numerous awards and publications, including: Salt Lake County Fair, Award, 1987; Dixie College Invitational, St. George, Utah, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995; listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in American Art.
Biography courtesy of Southam Gallery