Artistic and Scientific Creativity
Sharyn has a background in both art and science. Her interest in photography began as a child when her father gave Sharyn her first camera. As an adult, Sharyn pursued her interest in public health research and earned multiple graduate degrees. After school, Sharyn enjoyed a productive research career.
Her jewelry handcrafting, photography and digital painting are primarily self-taught. She had a darkroom in her home for many years before switching to a digital camera. Over the past few years, she has learned digital painting in order to add another art form to what she can offer clients. Most recently, she has spent a year learning jewelry handcrafting and creating her first line of beautiful jewelry.
Designing research studies requires creativity. The scientist must ask “What if?” in order to see a research idea. Sharyn has published articles in many publications in scientific and medical literature. In those publications, she used the name Sharyn Bowman Greberman (this is her legal name, and she uses when necessary). In her work outside the research literature, she uses the name Sharyn Bowman. Because of this, you will find her under two names if you search for her on Google.
Sharyn believes it is important to give back to the community. She volunteered her photography skills to the Silver Spring Library for several years. Sharyn volunteered as National President for the National League of American Pen Women, Inc., a nationwide nonprofit charity, for almost three years. She is now President of her local branch of NLAPW. She is also Exhibits Chair of the Gaithersburg Camera Club in Montgomery County, MD. Sharyn will promote events and other activities of nonprofit organizations on the Giving Back page of this website.
Sharyn is a Resident Artist at Artists and Makers Studios 2 in Rockville, MD. Her studio is number 328. Sharyn is also a member of several artistic organizations, including Professional Photographers of America, Inc., the National League of American Pen Women, Inc., the Gaithersburg Camera Club and the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Inc. You will find links to these organizations on the Links page of this website.
For more information, Contact Sharyn