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Sharon Brookes

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Artwork for Sharon Brookes

"Anemone Print"

"Lily Print"

"Owl with Attitude"

"Hare in Wheatfield"

"Sweet Pea Print"

"Seedhead Print"

"The Majestic King"

"Evening Light"


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

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.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

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.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I would describe myself as a Fine Artist, although I also have notable experience working in the mediums of photography and textiles.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

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.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

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.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Herefordshire Art Week 2022.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

My work is available to purchase through my online shop. Link:
I am also available for private and public commissions.

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