Artwork for Sharon Brookes
"Owl with Attitude"
"Hare in Wheatfield"
"Sweet Pea Print"
"The Majestic King"
I am primarily attracted to colour, form and texture, whether observing this through a lens or capturing a likeness in paint. I enjoy working in mixed media across different genre as I love to experiment with different subjects and styles. Recently, I have been working in the genre of printmaking and I am thoroughly enjoying experimenting with layering colour and print.
I am a life-long advocate of the arts and strongly believe that the arts should be available to all in order to enhance self-expression, improve wellbeing and develop different viewpoints on the world. As a practising artist and educator, this has been my main objective.
I would describe myself as a Fine Artist, although I also have notable experience working in the mediums of photography and textiles.
My background is in education. I hold fully qualified teacher status with nearly 30 years' experience of teaching in a range of educational settings. I have led several art departments as well as held roles as teacher-trainer and an examination board Assessment Associate. I have recently relocated to Herefordshire and developed a new business offering bespoke creative and wellbeing programmes. Backbury House Retreats offers programmes in: crafting, drawing, painting, photography and wellbeing.
I achieved a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Textiles in 1993 from the University of East London. During my combined studies degree, I was able to work in a range of artistic mediums including screen printing, printmaking, photography and textiles. Working experimentally in a range of mediums suits my artistic nature as I am able to express my ideas and capture likenesses in a variety of different artforms. This practice has put me in good stead throughout my career and has enabled me to strive to be a diverse and competent artist and educator.
Herefordshire Art Week 2022.
My work is available to purchase through my online shop. Link: https://bhretreats.co.uk/gallery-shop/
I am also available for private and public commissions.