In the last six years, I've become a self-taught artist, with a passion for pastel. (I also thoroughly enjoy working in oils.)
During this time, I've earned the ME, Master of Excellence, from the Alabama Pastel Society.
My first solo show, “Rambling: The Art of Sharyn Lightfoot," was held in April of 2013 at the Deltona Arts Center, in Deltona, Florida.
Most recently, two of my paintings, "Sun At Pond's Edge" and "Peaceful Bliss" were accepted for the Pastel Society of North Florida 2014 National Juried Exhibition.
In addition, my pastel paintings have been accepted for the annual national juried competition “You’ve Got That Magic Dust” by The Alabama Pastel Society in 2010, and again in 2011 and 20012.
I won Best of Show in the fall show for the Pastel Society of Central Florida 2010, and later won an Award of Merit in the Pastel Society of Central Florida spring show 2011. I also won The Holbein Merit Award in 2011 at the national juried Alabama Pastel Society Show. Other winnings include Awards of Recognition at the Daytona Center for the Arts, and Award of Recognition in the online juried competition for Light, Space, and Time, and also two Awards of Merit in Light Space and Time.
I won First Place in the 2012 Crescent City Florida Paint Out.