“ Each free-flowing exploration is only complete when the abstract touches the familiar...that point when something definite has been created, but its mystery is still intact. My hope is that when someone views my work, they are drawn in and connected on an emotional level to something fundamentally human. ” —  Shar Coulson



Shar Coulson’s organic forms hint at figures, animals, leaves, and other organic references that feel nearly recognizable, while her lush application of paint plays with contrast as well as a spectrum of tonal shifts. Embracing the essence of Organic Expressionism, her work reflects her love of nature and the human figure.  Working from visual memory, Coulson explores the idea of perception verus reality within the allusive figuration, gestural line work and organic forms found in her paintings. 


Shar Coulson is a founding member of the Chicago Art Salon and has exhibited internationally.