High Artist Spotlight: Sharon McLeod

Sharon McLeod is a visionary artist from the sub-tropical rainforest in East Queensland, Australia. Her surroundings deeply inspire her nature and goddess-based art. In 2019 Sharon attended an inclusive art workshop at COSM in upstate NY with Alex Grey where she painted with other artists from around the world. Her art won the the best illustrator for the Bohemian Animal Tarot deck in the International Carta awards and she has two new oracle decks to be released in 2022 to be published worldwide. Sharon's art is esoteric and is well known in Australia after being published in various spiritual magazines. She hosts tea parties at her home in Springbrook with her fortune telling cups and saucers she created ,where she teaches people how to read the tea leaves and tarot cards. Sharon is constantly creating new exciting artworks to uplift and inspire all that view it.
We recently caught up with Sharon after High Art 2022 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Within old stories and myths and the incredible nature and wildness that surrounds me at my home in Springbrook, Australia
Why do you do what you do?
I believe that every child is born an artist ,i just decided to stay one. Its all within me and i am compelled to get it out.
What art/artist do you most identify with?
Vali Myers
What themes do you pursue the most?
Divine Feminine,Goddess and Nature
What role does an artist have in society?
Art comes from the heart, its an artists job to inspire and bring the viewer into my world of beauty and awe.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
I am living art, i see art in everything i do ,including cooking, gardening and life.Art is a life saver and can heal.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Never give up ,keep learning ,do whatever you can to create every day.Become your art.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
I love music when creating art ! My favourite is reggae and ofcourse Bob Marley is my fave all time artist.
What's the best thing about being an artist?
To be able to get up each morning and know my day will be filled with beauty and excitement about whatever i am working on. I feel so grateful to be able to express my self fully.
What is your dream project?
To have an ExhiBEEtion, I would love to exhibit a series of bee paintings with cannabis themed art as well.