PleinAir Podcast 142: Sharon Bamber’s 1,000-Mile On-Foot Painting Journey
Artist Sharon Bamber, featured in the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 142

In this week’s PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads, discover the story of Sharon Bamber, who walked -and painted – 1,000 miles with a donkey across the mountains of France and Spain on the Way of Saint James.

Coming full circle: Sharon was first inspired to launch this trip when she heard Eric speak on topics such as branding and authenticity at the 2017 Plein Air Convention and Expo during an early morning Art Marketing Boot Camp session.

Sharon Bamber with Dupon
Sharon Bamber with Dupon

Bonus: This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
Eric Rhoads, author of Make More Money Selling Your Art, explains:
• What type of paintings you might want to include the next time you enter a work for an art show
• How to beat the odds when you launch an online advertising campaign to sell your art

Listen to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Sharon Bamber here:

Sharon Bamber is an award-winning artist living in BC, Canada. She is passionate about the natural world and spends her life out in nature, painting the Living Landscape en plein air. She travels extensively to undertake expeditions and project commissions aimed at capturing, communicating and engaging audiences in the stories of vulnerable species, places and individuals.

PleinAir Podcast 142: Sharon Bamber’s 1,000-Mile On-Foot Painting Journey
One of Sharon’s paintings from her hike along the Way of Saint James

Related Links:
Sharon Bamber:
Every 5 Miles: Painting the Way of Saint James:

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  1. I enjoyed the podcast with Sharon. I was blessed to first meet Sharon at a workshop in Sedona. We have kept in touch and painted together in Kaslo. I would like to thank you for having her speak. Both her and her husband are incredible people and her work is truly something to behold.

  2. An excellent Podcast! I also met Sharon at the Sedona worksop (with Albert Handell) a few years ago. Her talent was immediately obvious I followed her whole trek through the “Every 5 Miles” trek and am fortunate to have spent time with her also when she stayed here for the 2018 PACE and the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta (sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico). And I now have her paintings on my wall!
    I also want to give a shout out about this podcast series. For some reason I was reluctant to spend time listening to podcasts – about art. I prefer seeing ‘pictures’. Well I am a convert. I intend now to listen to al 141 podcasts (i hope I can eventually catch up). What a treasure. After Sharon’s I listed to #1 with Matt Smith!! I will listen to one podcast a day (during my 2 mile daily walk) for the foreseeable future!!! Looking forward to it!!


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