"New Age meets pop and jazz in this introspective yet often ebullient collection of tone poems. A wide variety of synthesized "colors" are represented here. Each cut exhibits its own distinctive aura and creates its own ambience. I would not describe it as "ambient music" because there are so many interesting elements in it which pull the listener towards it and lift the music from the background. Especially notable is the title cut. Here is a CD that takes "ambient music" to new heights!"
- Mark Maxwell Abushady, Creations Magazine,
Holidays Issue Dec-Jan. 2006
"The music that Sharon West has composed and performed in this album is of a melodic romantic style. All the pieces are warm, bright. The CD in general could be labeled as innovative New Instrumental Music. By means of a very successfully achieved virtual orchestra mostly based on synthesizers, the artist weaves a collection of fresh pieces, where Classical and also Pop elements, besides some ethereal atmospheres, also appear."
Hector Jordan, Amazing Sounds, February 2005
" West has been a good student of film composers and sound scape artists and has learned her lessons well. Nicely moving set that seems a better soundtrack for walking in the park than yoga, this is first class contemporary, home made pop."
Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap , February 2005
"Originally intended as a meditation album, 'Canvas of My Soul' instead morphed into a more engrained into your psyche experience that while ambient isn't something you'll hear in the local mall New Age store. Her playing is great and bubbles with delightful melodies making this a very special album indeed."
J-Sin, Editor, Smother.net
"Canvas of My Soul" was an Editor's Pick, January 2005
"Clearly, West is talented...Many songs showed fine synth effects and approaches as well as creativity....The ideas and themes of the songs are beautiful....A nice album - fine listening of peppy New Age music....Recommended for those who love synthesized sounds."
A. Canales, The Critical Review, January 2005
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Sculptor's Dream
2. Shores of Time
3. Canvas of My Soul
4. Day's Joy
5. After the Rain
7. Voice in the Wind
8. Inside Clouds
9. The Forever Rose