A native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Sharon Florin has been painting the New York urban landscape for the past 40 years. The older buildings and side streets of New York hold a special fascination for her as she tries to capture the texture, detail and especially the light of the city. Her work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing it, and yet tomorrow it may be gone. Sharon received her BA in Fine Arts from Adelphi University and attended classes at the Art Students League of New York. She has exhibited her work professionally since 1980 in over 20 solo exhibitions and in numerous juried and group shows. Her work can be found in many public and corporate collections including the Museum of the City of New York, The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, Burson-Marsteller Public Relations among others. Florin’s work has received awards from the Allied Artists of America, The National Association of Women Artists, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Butler Institute of American Art. Her work has been reproduced on book covers and calendars and she has created many commissioned paintings of specific sites and buildings.