Sharon in her studio on Day of Wearing Pink

For almost four decades, artist and author Sharon has explored the merging of traditional and digital painting, drawing, printmaking and collage. In her ongoing “Letters from her Father” series, she creates imaginary worlds of childhood from adult chaos. Her “For Our Own Good” series images pose taboo questions about medical privacy and genetic surveillance.

Sharon’s artwork has appeared in many books and magazines, and has been exhibited widely. Her art has received the national Faber Birren Color Award, a Windsor Newton Painting award, and a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship Grant.

Sharon is also the author of numerous books and articles about creating art with digital tools, including the fourteen editions of the best-selling Adobe Illustrator WOW! Books series (which received three Benjamin Franklin awards for “best computer book”), and Creative Thinking in Photoshop. Her “Artistic Painting” courses were created for LinkedIn Learning/, and her Digital Art Studio column is hosted by

Sharon lives in San Francisco with her husband (SF State professor of sound and radio), Jeff Jacoby, who is also author of sound-for-video courses on To keep up to date with Sharon’s postings about art and life, please connect with her on Instagram (find her occasionally posting on Facebook, Twitter). You can also sign up for her occasional newsletters.

Please contact Sharon to inquire about purchasing art, commissions, or If you wish to collaborate on activist art projects.

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