Sharon is a Mixed Media Artist based in York, UK. Born in 1969 she studied at York Art College back in the 80's.
She worked for a Police Force for nearly 20 years as an Intelligence Officer and was a successful high profile Police Forensic Artist. She created artists impressions of unidentified fatalities using mortuary photographs and crime scene information. She gained recognition for her work within the field and appeared on television as well as in the media due to her unusual work and experiences. She was interviewed on the BBC 'Missing' programme and was the artist commissioned to draw the late relative of Gary Lineker for the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' programme.
Sharon has been involved with community art projects, working with disadvantaged young people and young offenders to create public artwork in conjunction with the Police and local support groups.
Sharon has also worked at York Hospital with the Nursing team on an Acute Elderly ward mainly involved in end of life care and dementia nursing.
Prior to the Pandemic she was the Freelance Artist working on the Dementia ward at York Hospital. The project was designed to use art as a way of communication, to assist patients with their general wellbeing, happiness, concentration and mental health. It was also a fantastic way to involve family and loved ones.
Until recently she worked with teenagers who struggle with mainstream education and come from challenging backgrounds ensuring art is an integral part of their coursework.
Sharon is now the owner of The Arthouse (Holiday Let & Gallery) formerly her home of 25yrs, she converted the house into a unique holiday let that also showcases York's Modern Artists and independent businesses. Every 2 months two new Artists exhibit at The Arthouse alongside Sharon's own work. She is a member of Indie York (a fabulous platform that promotes York's independent businesses).
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Sharon is also a member of the Westside Artists - York, a group of Artists from the West of York who exhibit as a collective.
Her Dad, Ian, has always been a driving force behind her artwork and was obviously her biggest fan, he sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2016 but she continues to work hard to ensure he is always proud.