Shary Bartlett is an artist and fine arts instructor living in Vancouver, Canada. She teaches Fine Arts at Capilano University and Langara College in Vancouver, Canada and leads mixed media workshops and retreats in the United States and in Bali, Indonesia. Her mixed media body of work includes highly textured collage, encaustic, acrylic, fibre arts, prints, sculptural assemblage and altered photographs.
With a Master’s degree from Carleton University specializing in Canadian arts and cultural history, Shary has studied at Emily Carr University, Simon Fraser University, Langara College and the Universite Paul Valery in France. Shary is a 2009 creative writing graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. She is former Chair of the International Encaustic Artists’ Western Canadian Chapter.
Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Canada. Public commissions are on display at the Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Foundation. Shary’s work is held in private collections in Canada and the US and in the Encaustic Art Institute’s Permanent Collection.