Sharon Curtis - Printmaker
Sharon Curtis - Contemporary Printmaker & Paper-cut Artist
Sharon has lived and worked in thew wonderful county of Herefordshire for more than 25 years and is a graduate of Hereford College of Art.
Her art has two mediums – hand-cut paper art and reduction lino prints.
Sharon creates 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. Sharon creates a limited number of each different artwork.
As a reduction-lino printmaker, Sharon is curious about the passion people have toward 20th Century icons and is motivated by the bright and vibrant colours used in the popular imagery of things like iconic brands.
In original reduction-lino art, the artist produces a very limited number of artworks, due to the very nature of destroying the lino master layer by layer, as each colour is completed. Each piece is in fact unique, as different colour experiments and variation in the hue and intensity will inevitably make each finished artwork totally unique.