Sharon Rachal is a traditional artist and master of pen and ink, watercolor, and oil. Perhaps the true value of her work is capturing on canvas or paper what will become only fleeting memories of days gone by to future generations.
Inspiration for Every Piece
The world-renowned apple growing area of Oak Glen, California, nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains, is where much of Rachal’s inspiration begins. She creates art so other people will take a moment to see the absolute beauty in simple, ordinary things, such as flowers, animals, barns, and rustic scenes.
Associations & Awards
Rachal is the founder of the Yucaipa Valley Art Association, and is currently an active board member. Winner of many coveted awards, she continues to display throughout Southern California in juried and one-woman shows. Rachal is the proud recipient of the Grumbacher Award for best use of color on Blackie’s Orchard.
Her painting, Dawn’s Early Light, an oil of an Oregon barn, is part of the permanent collection at the San Bernardino Museum. Rachal shares her artistic expertise through a seven How to Paint book series entitled Rustic Charms, published by Sue Scheewe of Portland, Oregon. She has also worked as the author of the About Art column in The Valley Messenger newspaper for more than 10 years.