Sharon Crute


Sharon excelled in art throughout her school years, after graduating high school her father encouraged her to continue her studies in the arts. She received an BFA from Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts with a major in painting. Soon after, she married thoroughbred horse trainer Michael Bray and would work as his assistant in his racing stable for the next 25 years.

With a wealth of industry experience, Sharon possesses a deep-rooted respect for the equine athlete and attempts to reflect that feeling in her artwork. The focus of her painting is to capture the milieu of the racing lifestyle and to convey the exhilarating speed and danger inherent in the sport. She endeavors to express the subtle with an undercurrent of volatility resulting from intimate knowledge of the anguish and exhilaration experienced by those who love horse racing.

Sharon’s paintings are collected internationally and she maintains an extensive list of clients. Privately commissioned portraits of horses are in constant demand. She and her husband are currently based in Saratoga Springs, New York where Sharon exhibits for the entire summer race meet on the track at the Saratoga Race Course.

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