Sharon Gude is a native of Montgomery County, growing up in Bethesda and spending a large part of her childhood on her grandparent’s farm in Rockville. It was there that she learned to appreciate the natural beauty of the Maryland landscape. She attended Moore College of Art, University of Maryland, and earned her MFA in painting from American University.
Sharon has lived in New York City, Washington DC, Delaware, and West Virginia. She currently resides in Rockville. She has created a large body of work which includes oil paintings of cityscapes and landscapes from these locales. Recently she has been experimenting with abstraction, making canvases of geometric compositions, texture, and bold colors.
Sharon has taught art to students of all ages in the Washington Metro area for over thirty years. She has shown her work in New York, Delaware, West Virginia, and widely in the DC area.