New artist’s work on display at Centre Wellington offices

ELORA – A new artist is showing her work at the Centre Wellington Township office in Elora. 

On Jan. 28 Elora Arts Council representative Beverly Cairns introduced council to artist Carolyn Sharp. 

“I want to thank the Elora Arts Council for continuing to give opportunities to artists,” Sharp said. “They are a hard thing to come by and the Elora Arts Council does an amazing job especially when there’s so many artists in this area and they really allow us to connect with the community and share our art.”

Sharp became an artist after she moved to Elora 20 years ago. 

“I was awestruck by the natural beauty of the area which I think most artists are and that’s why a lot of them flock to this area,” she continued. 

“I met some local artists and they told me anyone can be an artist as long as they have the desire to create and they were right.”

She took five courses from local artist Barry McCarthy which were important for her beginnings as an artist. 

“With my art I aim to preserve on canvas the amazing area where we live and share it with anyone who cares to see it,” Sharp said. “I’m inspired by fields, old barns, open skies and of course the Elora Gorge.”

Mayor Kelly Linton thanked Sharp for bringing her pieces for display at the Centre Wellington municipal office. 

“It’s awesome to have your work right here in the council chamber,” he said. 

The Elora Arts Council provides artist work for a four month period at the municipal office in Elora, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus and at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus. 

Cairns said the work would be switched once again in April.