“Enchanted Moonlight” by Sharon L. Sorensen. Size 10.25″ by 14.125″.

Art Auction benefits
Music from Angel Fire

Music from Angel Fire has a long tradition of auctioning the piece of art chosen each season.  This year, Sharon L. Sorensen’s “Enchanted Moonlight,” has been selected.  This painting captures the beauty of New Mexico moonlight shining on the golden aspens in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The artwork is an imagined reflection of the landscape based on plein air drawings. The winner of the painting will be announced–if they wish to be named–at one of the concerts.

Visual Art at Music from Angel Fire

Music from Angel Fire has garnered enthusiastic acclaim from music lovers and art aficionados for illustrating the website and print pieces for each season by top visual artists inspired by the beauty and culture of northern New Mexico.  The series, launched by the late Harold Geller when he was the first board president of Music from Angel Fire, has become an integral part of the annual festival.  Through this series, Geller left his imprint on the festival.  With his leadership, a visual artist was selected each year to create a featured work.

For the 2024 season of Music from Angel Fire, here is visual artist Sharon L. Sorensen.

Her artwork is a combination of carefully composed poetic movement of line and watercolor. Many of her artworks star as en plein air (on location outdoors). The contour (continuous) line drawing adds another dimension, producing a unique style. Her paintings incorporate a drafting and technical background to capture the beauty and soul of the landscape in realistic and abstract works.

Sharon has had a lifelong interest in art, design and architecture. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado. Upon graduating, her first jobs included drafting and environmental planning. Over the years, she has taught children and adult art classes. She has formed two art companies specializing in painting murals. Commissions have included wall murals, architectural & interior renderings, landscapes, and abstract paintings. Her paintings grace the walls and homes of many private collectors worldwide.

Music from Angel Fire is grateful to Sharon L. Sorensen for her talent and her generosity as a friend, artist, and inspiration.



Other artists have been an integral part of the history of Music from Angel Fire

2024 Sharon L. Sorensen, “Enchanted Moonlight”
2023 Jennifer Cavan, “Taking the Back Roads”
2022 Ramona Bagley, “Glory of the Palisades”
2021 Teruko Wilde, “Autumn in Northern New Mexico”
2019 Jennifer Cavan, “Enchanted Valley”
2018 Ed Sandoval, “Sunrise over Angel Fire”
2017 Loretta LaMothe, “Summer’s Grande Finale”
2016 Inger Jirby, “Full Moon over Embudo”
2015 Jennifer Cavan, “The Angel’s Fire”
2014  Lenny Foster, “Otiñol”
2013 Amado M. Peña, Jr,. “Gouache on Board”
2012 Sylvia Avenius Ford, “Summer in Guadalupita”
2011 Ed Sandoval, “Trail to Trampas”
2010 Jerry Jordan, “Even the Angels Stop to See”
2009 Jennifer Cavan, “Evening Colors”
2008 Walt Gonske, “Change of Season”

1995 Buffalo Kaplinski, “Strength”
1994 Teruko Wilde, “Southwest Series”
1993 Doug West, “Taos and the Source”
1992 J.K. Lamkin, “Shadow Dreams”
1991 Barbara Zaring, “Fall in the Rio Grande”
1990 Albert Handell, “Santa Fe Hills”
1989 James Harrill, “Midday Shadows, Taos Pueblo”
1988 Doug West, “Edge of Light”
1987 Doug West, “Seeds of Promise”
1986 Doug West, “Taos”
1985 Amado Peña, “Dos Flautas”
1984 Doug West, “Taos Silk”