“Rose Waterfall,” acrylic and sand on canvas
One year ago, contemporary North End artist Sharin Schober (sharinschober-art.com) launched her career—leaving behind her previous role as a mechanical engineer. Now, this creative’s eye-catching works are painting the city, one wall at a time. Originally from Spain’s Canary Islands, she spent her youth consumed by art. With a sketchbook and camera in hand, Schober traveled across Europe, Asia and beyond with her family, drawing inspiration from nature and architecture. After settling into New England in 2017, painting with her children became a typical activity, keeping Schober’s love for art alive before she decided to jump into her career with both feet. “I knew it would be difficult to go into the art business, but I decided to give it a shot because it’s always something I’ve had in the back of my head,” she notes. Through acrylics, mixed-media pieces and photography prints on metal, Schober captures the vibrant hues of her life in Boston and upbringing in the Canary Islands. “I grew up next to the sea, and when you look at the water, there’s nothing more beautiful colorwise,” the artist says.
“I grew up next to the sea, and when you look at the water, there’s nothing more beautiful colorwise.”–SHARIN SCHOBER
“Sea at Sunset,” acrylic and sand on canvas
With a burgeoning career, Schober has many collaborations with local businesses on her résumé (Charlestown’s Zume’s Coffee House and North End shop Loft & Vine) with more on the horizon. We don’t have all the details yet, but expect to see her colorful paintings adorn restaurants in North End, shops in Beacon Hill and luxury residences like Strada234. She also has plans to design wine labels, among other projects, so that she can bring pieces of Boston and Spain to around the world. In the meantime, explore a selection of works (and maybe bring one home) on the Sarah Hollingsworth Designs website (sarahhollingsworthdesigns.com)—you won’t be disappointed.
“Silver” from the series Gold & Silver, acrylic and sand on canvas.