Sharon J. Burton is an artist, art curator, and creative life advisor and Founder of Spark Your Creative based in the Washington, DC area. She is a self-taught visual artist whose preferred medium is collage and mixed media and has exhibited her art in galleries, art venues and other settings across the country since 2007. Sharon has curated a number of art exhibitions in the Washington, DC area since 2006 and has served as an art consultant for novice art collectors.
Sharon's artwork has been shown in juried exhibitions, galleries and alternative art spaces in the following cities: New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Columbia, Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland, Washington, DC, Lofton, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia. Her work can be found in private collections in Atlanta, Washington, DC and other places across the country.
Since 2016, she has focused on helping people in "creative recovery"...those looking to revive or jump start their creativity through workshops, her blog and as the host ofSpark Your Creatve Podcast which features artists and other creatives who are using their unique talents to create more mindful communities and a safer world.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration. She completed requirements for the professional certificate in Art Business from New York University as of 2013 and a certificate in Art History through the Smithsonian. She is also currently completing her certification in Creativity Coaching through the Creativity Coaching Association which she is a member. Sharon is also a Level II, Reiki Certified practioner and received her and received her Breathwork + Meditation Teacher Certification from the Faith Hunter Wellness Academy, of Embrace Om based in Washington, DC. Sharon infuses her creativity coaching with wellness practices to help her clients break through the blocks that prevent them from fully engaging in their creative potential. Sharon has a art practice in suburban Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. When she is not working or creating, you can find her hiking in the forests along the East Coast or indulging in Artist's Dates to musuems, cafes or spending quality time with her calico cat, Athena..
"I really enjoyed the creative process." -JB Affirming the Love Within Workshop, 2/18/17
"Very encouraging workshop! Felt inspired to create and do things to get unstuck." - Nina Your Ally Within Workshop, 4/9/17
"I appreciated what was shared, and it did pique my interest in setting goals in the creative area. I generally only think of goals in work, relationships, and personal development!" - W.P. Webinar: Your Creative Identity: The Art of Affirming Your Inner Creative, 11/28/17
"I would most definitely recommend Spark Your Creative to artists for the one on one attention and I learned so much through Sharon's prompted self exploration in the homework." - L. Magdangal, Fine Artist, Coaching Client