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Sharon Curtis

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

Contemporary Printmaker & Paper-cut Artist

My art has two mediums - Hand-cut Paper and Reduction Lino Prints.

I create three-dimensional artworks inspired by flora and fauna on the finest quality papers, with intricate designs that are completely cut by hand using the equivalent of a surgeon’s scalpel - no dies or lasers are used in the process. Each piece is a unique original as there will always be variances between two apparently identical pieces.  I create only a very limited number of each different artwork.

As a reduction-lino printmaker, I am curious about the passion people have toward 20th Century icons and am motivated by the bright and vibrant colours used in the popular imagery of things like iconic brands, iconic people, etc., and have sought to create a tribute to them in my lino art.

 

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Artwork for Sharon Curtis

Butterflies - Hand-cut Paper Art

Pears & Apples - Hand-cut Paper Art

Apples & Pears - Hand-cut Paper Art

I Love You Marmite - Reduction Lino Print

lino print

Bombay Sapphire

lino print

Smirnoff Vodka

lino cut

Marmite ‘I Love You’ Scarlet

lino cut

Kingfisher

Details

Location: 
Studio in Ross-on-Wye
Telephone: 
07817 180272
For you what does being an artist mean?: 

My art has been inspired over the years from household objects around me every day, my husband’s love of Bovril to Apple and Pears in the fruit bowl at home. I am passionate about creating art which is entirely unique for me.

My early studies were in textiles and I specialised in paper, in particular the cutting and folding of all kinds of wonderful paper into three- dimensional pieces of art. 

Whilst studying at Art College, I developed a love of printmaking and developed the linocut process further.  Reduction Lino involves sequentially cutting away areas of the lino, looking at the positive and negative space, ink is then applied to the uncut surface and then printed onto the paper, this process is then repeated several times to apply layers of colour on top of each other.

CV & Education: 

2007 - 2009         Portfolio Course at Hereford College of Art.

July 2009              Qualification: - BTEC – Level 3 Foundation in Art & Design.  Passed with Distinction

2017                       Guest member of Worcester Guild of Contemporary Craft

2019                      Joined as a Full Member of Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Craft

Practice & Activities: 
Studio practice and private commissions
Exhibitions: 

May 2018                           RHS Malvern Spring Festival with the Worcester Guild

June 2018                           Worcester Open Studio’s

August 2018                      Art in Penallt, Monmouthshire. 

September 2018               h.Art - Open Studio, Ross-on-Wye

Sept – Oct 2018                 ‘Autumn Exhibition’, Haymakers, Hay-on-Wye

September 2018               RHS Malvern Autumn Show with the Worcester Guild

November 2018                ‘Craftworks’ Worcester Porcelain Museum

Nov – Jan 2019                  ‘Winter Exhibition’ Old Mayor’s Parlour, Hereford
 

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