My passion is observing my surroundings and interpreting my findings into images using various media and techniques. I have a fascination for historical events and nature and I believe it is a combination of my observation of nature, everyday imperfections and my interest in history which influence my work.
Observation, creating sketches, tonal drawings and developing the imagery into colour using a variety of media and techniques, provides a body of work which enables me to be selective of which pieces to develop within a collection.
The allure of alternative raw materials and a different approach directs my work. I enjoy the freedom of expression afforded to me by surrendering to the materials I use. Combining my drawing and painting skills with my fascination of unconventional surfaces and treatments enables me to experiment with modern and traditional techniques creating surface design which often has an aesthetic of old and new.
With a diverse approach I am equipped to embrace digital technology in conjunction with traditional drawing, painting and printing techniques which facilitates further experimentation, supporting the creation of patterns and imagery for use in both interior design and fashion.
Since graduating from Bolton University, I have worked freelance for Black Cherry Studios, Glasgow and I have collaborated with DESEDA, USA.
In September 2018, I exhibited my work at MoOD, Brussels in the Launchpad area.
October 2018 I travelled to Florence to be part of Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2019 hand painting project.
In 2019 my work was exhibited twice at Bolton Museum as part of the celebration of Bolton's textile industry and the School of the Arts.
So far in 2020 I exhibited my work in the New Talent Area of the Surface Design Show, London and despite all the restrictions imposed upon us all with the Corona virus I have just started to collaboration with The Look Company, London.
I have been fortunate enough to do a variety of work in both interiors and fashion and while we slowly make our way towards the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel I am currently focusing on a new line of scarf designs which I am designing under my new name of With Love, Sharon.
Don't worry though I still love to design for wallpapers and homewares and I've still got some new accessories in the pipeline.