Had to Have Her- Artist as Collector

Kentucky based artist Sharmon Davidson is this week’s guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series. I learned about Sharmon’s work when Donna Drozda blogged in this series about a piece of Sharmon’s in Empty and Full with a Fresh Eye.
 gouache, watercolors & oil pastel, chartreuse book,
 4″ x 6″
collection of Sharmon Davidson
When I first saw ‘Ima’ on Lynne Hoppe’s wonderful blog last year, I just knew I had to have her.  Like all of Lynne’s ‘people’, she somehow seemed real; she spoke to me in the way an imaginary friend speaks to us when we’re very young.  And, lucky me- on the other side of Ima is her alter-ego, Rosie, who is just as beautiful in her own way.
 gouache, oil pastels, watercolors & casein paint, chartreuse book,
4″ x 6″
Collection of Sharmon Davidson

I think the fact that Lynne lives at the edge of a huge forest is evident in many ways.  Her work has the honesty of a childhood drawing, combined with the free, organic mark-making that only technical mastery can bring.  Her work inspires me with its vibrancy.  She allows herself to play, fearlessly exploring new methods and materials; this keeps Lynne’s pieces as fresh and vital as the forest she so loves.  

Sharmon Davidson has always had a passion for making art. She is a mixed media artist working with a variety of materials building layers upon layers to reveal the magic and interconnectness of life.


  1. Sharmon Davidson
    October 7, 2012

    Nanci, the post is beautiful; you’ve done a great job! The idea of having artists share pieces from their personal collections is inspired. Thank you so much for allowing me to share Lynne’s work with everyone

  2. Nanci Hersh
    October 7, 2012

    So glad you like it Sharmon and excited- and honored to have your work and your post in this series. Keep on creating and I know our paths shall cross again.


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