Hope Sharp is a figurative artist who paints in oil. She began her journey into live event painting after spending a year painting dancers live in the studio. It was when she was invited by a friend to paint during her daughter’s wedding that she fell in love with this work and created Luxury Wedding Painter.
With a BFA from the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, an MFA in painting from Johnson State College in Vermont — and over twenty years studying under renowned painter, Billy Brauer, Hope is classically trained, and her art reflects both her technical virtuosity and her contemporary sensibilities.
Hope Sharp’s work is held in numerous private collections nationally (in California, Vermont, Texas and Florida) and internationally (in the Bahamas and Switzerland) — and she has exhibited her work in New York City. While a student at Pratt, Hope worked in the wedding industry as a photographer and floral designer. More recently, she has taught drawing and painting at Northern Vermont University. She is based in Montpelier, Vermont, and travels extensively for her work.