About Canadian Fine Artist, Sharka Leigh

Sharka at her new art studio


Sharka paints in acrylic with varied subject matter, though she often focuses on her favourite subject, cows, because they make people smile.

If someone comes into her studio and leaves with a smile on their face, Sharka's done her job.

Cows are fun to be around and their personality shows through every time. But, if Sharka gets “stuck”, she tries something new. Her art is a journey.

Bold and bright colours are her preference, and she also likes to inspire others through teaching. To see someone start with a blank canvas and finish their own masterpiece is its own reward.

Sharka's studio is open by appointment.


Sharka's work is collected world-wide and has shown in numerous art shows including:

Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Representational Show - 2019

Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver - 2019

Federation of Canadian Artists: Small Smaller Smallest, Honourable Mention - 2017.

Canvas Unbound - 2017, Artists' Choice - 2017, 2018 and Active Member Exhibition - 2017.

A Cow Named Daisy - Solo Exhibition, North Vancouver Community Arts Council - 2016.

Brightest, Boldest, Best - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver - 2016.

Federation of Canadian Artists, Annual International Representational Show (AIRS) - 2015.

Anonymous Art Show - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Animal Farm - Cityscape Gallery North Vancouver - 2015.

Arts Alive Langley - 2014.

Harmony Arts Festival - West Vancouver - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017.

North Shore Art Crawl - 2012-2017.

Man's Best Friend - Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver - 2011.

Various North Shore Artists' Guild Exhibitions, and various Studio Shows at 195 Studios, North Vancouver .