John Sharum



Originally from Michigan, John moved to Angels Camp

in 2013 after living in Belgium, Texas and the Bay Area.

Retired after thirty years in international business,

he has pursued art in earnest since 2002.


John’s passion is printmaking, using a variety of techniques.

He has studied under Belgian Artist, Rene Classens and

Bay Area artists Luz Ruiz and Toru Sugita.

His work has been in over twenty five shows in California,

winning numerous awards.

John’s other mediums include pastel and acrylic.


“Looking back, I see that art has always been part of my life.

Now I have the time to develop new skills and work on new themes.

I realize the great joy art brings to me, and I hope I connect

with those viewing my work, to bring understanding,

amusement and another view of life.”


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