Sharen AK Harris, Alcohol Ink Artist

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Sharen Ak Harris, Alcohol Ink Artist

Sharen AK Harris was born an artist in Lynn Ma 1953. After living on the North Shore of Boston and her love of the sea and clipper ships, influenced her to do Scrimshaw on Ivory during her teen years. Later she did many murals in municipal buildings in MA. 

Sharen is a self-taught artist for the most part but was influenced by outstanding art instructors throughout her life. Sharen received her certification with the National Society of Decorative Painters.  Studies included classes in Portugal and France in 2007. Sharen is proficient in several mediums and uses each skillfully to achieve the poetic romanticism which she is known for. 

“My painting reflect my life and the world around me. I try to stimulate the senses of the viewer with every stroke. I want the viewer to almost taste my luscious fruit, smell my flowers, feel the heat of the day or the cold of the arctic winds. There is no limit or boundaries to what I paint.”

Harris teaches workshops and demonstrate thought the US for Tim Holtz and Ranger Company teaching new artist the magic of alcohol ink. Sharen has a studio is in Arizona where she paints the great works of art.  Massachusetts is close to her heart. She loves painting fall colors so special to New England. 


  • Decorative Artist Workbook Magazine
  • Tole World Magazine
  • Decorative Painter Magazine
  • Art Materials Magazine 
  • Featured Artist on Channel 2
  • Agawam Historical Museum
  • Alaska Fish & Game Collection
  • Alaska Borough Art Collection
  • The White House, Washington, D.C. 1994
  • Federal Building Holyoke, MA


Sharen’s Contributions to the Alcohol Ink Art Community

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