About Shary

Shary Bartlett is an artist and fine arts instructor living in Vancouver, Canada. Her mixed media body of work includes encaustic, acrylic, fibre arts, prints, sculptural assemblage, collage and altered photographs. She  instructs Fine Arts at Capilano University and leads mixed media workshops and retreats in Canada and internationally. Shary serves as Social Media Director on the Board of International Encaustic Artists


Shary's 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. Her work is held in private collections in Canada and the US and in the Encaustic Art Institute's Permanent Collection.


With a Master's degree from Carleton University in Canadian Studies and Art History, Shary has studied arts at Emily Carr University, Simon Fraser University, Langara College, Universite Laval and the Universite Paul Valery. She's a creative writing graduate of Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio, co-founder and former Chair of the International Encaustic Artists' Western Canadian Chapter.

Nominated for the International Encaustic Artist’s La Vendeenne Award for Education, Shary has been recognized for teaching excellence instructing encaustic fine art.

Shary's work is published in the books, Encaustic Art in the 21st Century and Encaustic Revelation, and in several e magazines.


Her video is a celebration of Shary's passion for encaustic.

Curriculum vitae available upon request.

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