Sharon Forbes' imaginative hand-tinted photographs mirror many of the nostalgic images of her own up-bringing, a time when she attended a small country school and played dress-up in her aunt's exotic dance costumes. Sharon kept her creative drive alive while working as a hair stylist and in real estate. In an effort to find work that would allow her more time with her family, Sharon explored photography. She has developed a style of hand-tinted black and white photographs that wonderfully expresses the joy and spontaneity of children and animals. She carefully orchestrates each setting, often using costumes or taking interior furnishings out to casual outdoor settings. With infinite patience she photographs and then hand-tints each portrait. The result is a meld of realism and romanticism that enchants parents and brings a smile to all who see it.

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