“I am interested in pushing boundaries and am always trying to grow my understanding of what and how we see contemporary painting”
Sharon Harvey is a British artist living and working in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Sharon’s paintings are inspired by the natural landscape, particularly the rugged coastlines of Wales where she is currently based. Sketching on location, noticing the shapes patterns and textures the artist attempts to capture, through the sensory medium of paint, the mood of the place or a moment in time. “I attempt to grasp the feeling of a place before it disintegrates allowing the painting to become a metaphor for the lived experience.
Sharon paints in Acrylics, Oils and a variety of mediums. Working on both canvas and wooden panels she paints intuitively allowing the painting to develop slowly but attempting to capture the energy or light she experienced when in the landscape.
“I build up layers in paint and drawn marks until a rich texture evolves and the composition is ready to be refined”
After a career in international Sales and Marketing, living overseas and raising a family Sharon decided to return to full time education.Having graduated in 2016 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, she was honoured to have been shortlisted for the National Graduate award organized by London Art Consultants Artiq. This has resulted in a successful on going relationship with Artiq and enabled her to establish her own commercial art practice. She has taught adult learners at the University of Southampton and also run life drawing workshops for Secondary School pupils. In addition Sharon is an Associate Artist with Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) which has a collaborative, experimental and community focused ethos.
Sharon exhibits, rents her work corporately and is always happy to discuss commissions. Private studio visits can be arranged by appointment
Her work is held in private collections all over the world