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 many years for a Police Force 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. 

 

She currently works with teenagers who struggle with mainstream education and come from challenging backgrounds ensuring art is an integral part of their coursework. She is also working with Dementia patients using art to assist them with their general wellbeing, concentration and mental health.  

Sharon exhibits her work around Yorkshire and also undertakes commissions.  She is also a member of the Westside Artists - York who exhibit as a collective.  She took part in York Open Studios 2019 and will be exhibiting again in York Open Studios 2021.

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.

 

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