Papillon Design

Sharron Ott Bartemio/Artist
Biography

Through her paintings Sharron speaks of peaceful places. The viewer is invited to experience the world she creates within the shapes, values, and the hues.
This highly prolific, classically trained woman makes her living as a fine artist, interior designer and teacher. She began creating at the age of 11, studying under the Expressionist Painter, Eleanor King Hookam, founder of the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois. Sharron studied 2 years at The Ringling College of Art then finished with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As her visual vocabulary developed, she incorporated many disciplines and mediums into her own Expressionistic style.
Sharron toured with The Cirque Du Soliel as a scenic / prop artist and costume mistress. She also created scenic art for Steppenwolf Theatre. Her set design for The Red Moon Theatre’s, “Medicine Show”, was featured at the premier of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 1999 the Boeing Corporation placed a commissioned Ott painting, 16 foot wide, in a Government Building in Taiwan. Since 1982 she has exhibited her paintings across the US, with works in many prominent collections.
Currently she holds classes for youth and adults at The Oak Park Art League, and The Du Page Art League. Focusing on the fundamentals, she provides the tools of knowledge to her students. She writes all of her own curriculums and is putting the finishing touches on a book of art lessons.