Sharon Moody was born in Florida and grew up in North Carolina, where she received a B.A. in Fine Art from Appalachian State University, studying printmaking and drawing with Bill Dunlap and Noyes Long. After relocating to New Jersey she executed a series of photorealistic paintings of cities and towns of that state; exhibiting her drawings and paintings in N.J. and N.Y. led to a Fellowship in Painting from the New Jersey Council of the Arts.
She resumed her studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, studying painting with William Woodward and drawing with Frank Wright. She was awarded the Morris Louis Fellowship and received an M.F.A. in Painting. Her technical training included studying the methods and materials of painting throughout the history of art and a stint copying masterworks at the National Gallery, an experience which subsequently informed her work.
She has exhibited her work for three decades and has been employed as a graphic designer and teacher. She has taught at Georgetown University since 1998, including courses in drawing, painting, design, and technical art history. Recent works are still life and trompe l’oeil compositions.
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