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artist , educator , illustrator , writer , poet

Lorna Rosina Sharboneau, artist, educator, writer, poet, illustrator. Achievements include: homeless shelter kitchen named in her honor, Sonora.


Sharboneau, Lorna Rosina was born on April 5, 1935 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Stephen Charles Martin and Midgie Montana (Hartzel) Barton.


Associate of Arts in Arts, Delta College, 1986. Studies with Steve Lesnick, Las Vegas, Nevada. Studies with Bette Myers/Zimmerman, Phoenix and Bonners Ferry, Idaho.


Principal, Sharboneau's Art Gallery, Spokane, 1977-1980;teacher art, Michell's Art Gallery, Spokane, 1978-1979;art therapist, Vellencino School District, California, 1981-1983;independent artist, Lind, Washington, since 1948. Director, producer, stage designer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints (Mormons), San Jose, Sonora, Modesto, California, 1978 (1st. place road show San Jose). Director Sharboneau's Art Show, Spokane, 1979, Hands On-Year of the Child.

Platform speaker, poet, fundraiser, library, 1984-1987. Assistant, apprentice to Professor Rowland Cheney, Delta College, Stockton, California, 1985, 86, 87. Demonstrated drip oil technique, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Spokane, Washington, Stockton, California, Delta College.


  • Achievements include: homeless shelter kitchen named in her honor, Sonora.


  • Other Work

    • Author, illustrator: Through the Eyes of the Turtle Tree, The One-Armed Christmas Tree, The Price of Freedom, 1994, William Will, Bill Can, Song of the Turtle Tree, Chet's Ottle-Bottle: The Unbreakable Bottle, One Drop of Water and a Grain of Sand, The Price of Freedom. Poet. Prolific artist completed over 4000 paintings and drawings, displayed works in galleries through western states.

      Featured in Magnolia News, Seattle, Delta College Impact, Stockton, California, Stockton Record, Union Democrat, Sonora, California, Lincoln Center Chronicle, Stockton, California, Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington, Modesto (Calif) Bee, Angels Camp, California, Union Democrat, Sonora, California, New-Letter, Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S 1st ward, Sonora. Artist mixed media, oil, drip oil works, sculptures, pastel, watercolor. Illustrations pen and ink, acrylic.

      Sculptor bronze, lost wax method, ceramic art, soap stone, egg-tempra, original techniques, collage, variation on a theme.


Salvation is eternal life. The salvation is an eternal living as a family in the celestial kingdom.


Director, programmer, fundraiser Shelter Their Sorrows, Sonora, California, 1989-1992, volunteer Community Action Agency and Homeless Shelter. Fundraiser for Homeless Flood Victims of Northern California, 1997. Member Central Sierra Arts Council, Mother Lode Artists Association, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Inc., International Platform Association (Judges Choice convention arts competition 1993), The Planetary Society, The National Museum of Women of Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: mathematics, astronomy, baseball, archeology.


Married Thomas Edward Sharboneau, January 22, 1970. Children: Curtis, Carmen, Chet, Cra, Joseph.

Stephen Charles Martin Barton

Midgie Montana (Hartzel) Barton

Thomas Edward Sharboneau

Curtis Sharboneau

Carmen Sharboneau

Chet Sharboneau

Cra Sharboneau

Joseph Sharboneau