Artist Profile - Sharon Harvey

Road Trip
Lilac Haze
Graving Clouds

Road Trip

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Measurements: 95 x 95 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £2,400 plus delivery

Lilac Haze

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Measurements: 95 x 95 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £2,400 plus delivery

Graving Clouds

Medium: oil on canvas

Measurements: 80 x 80 cm framed

Year: 2023

Price: £1,600 plus delivery

Road Trip

Medium: acrylic on canvas

Measurements: 95 x 95 cm framed

Year: 2024

Price: £2,400 plus delivery

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About Sharon Harvey
Artist Statement

Road Trip
Lilac Haze
Graving Clouds
Road Trip
Lilac Haze
Graving Clouds

Biography

Sharon Harvey is a painter living and working in Newnham-on-Severn in Gloucestershire. Her paintings are inspired by memory and the concept of a contemporary landscape genre. Sharon studied at Winchester School of Art, graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in Fine Art. Exhibiting widely Sharon has developed a loyal collector base and has works held in both UK and International private collections. In addition to her commercial painting practice Sharon has taught both adults at the University of Southampton and secondary school pupils both in life drawing and contemporary art history. Sharon has been an associate member of CAS focussing on experimental and community projects and has also collaborated and acted as a visual recorder through drawing on a community mental health project in the Forest of Dean.


Artist Statement

In a childhood full of shadows my memories are fleeting; glimpses and fragments, all dominated by intense shards of colour. These memories are like ideas or visual poems that disintegrate before I can grasp them. They are where my paintings are located and provide the conceptual framework for my practice exploring landscape and what it means in contemporary painting today.  Each painting starts by painting several coats of gesso on to the surface of the canvas and often adding textures using a variety of mixed media. When starting to paint I build layers, starting with Acrylics and then often moving on to Oils for their rich depth and purity of colour. The works whilst seemingly devoid of figuration reference a visual poem: attempting to capture through the sensory medium of paint the mood of either the place or a moment in time. Not using visual reference material is essential when making to allow my own emotion and memory to dictate the placing of colour and shape whilst providing space for the viewer to form their own response. Attempting to grasp the feeling before it disintegrates the painting becomes a metaphor for the lived experience.