About

I am a figurative artist who revels in working with figures and faces, shapes and colours, focusing on movement within my work as my main theme. I have always been interested in, and enthusiastic about art be it painting, sculpture or anything else that catches my eye.
Of Scandinavian extraction I have a distant Swedish cousin who was an artist and my father was a professional photographer. I revel, as a figurative artist, in working with figures and faces, shapes and colours, focussing on movement within my work. I work in a variety of media including, oil paint, watercolour, ink, pencil, pastels and I also create my unique prints, monotypes, using oil based ink on paper.

Over the years, I have studied old masters and new and influences in my work reflect admiration for the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the photographic and graphic realism of Dutch renaissance painters, as well as much 19th to 21st century work.

I admire an extensive range of artists and is interested in contemporary developments. Future projects will involve using and incorporating into my work a family archive of photographic work. It’s going to be an exciting exploration using different media and processes.

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Marshchapel Arts Exhibition POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER
7-10 May 2020
St Mary's Church
Marshchapel
Lincolnshire

Dance & Delight
Solo Exhibition
July 2020
Riverhead Gallery
Louth Riverhead Theatre
Victoria Road
Louth
LN11 0BX
Lincolnshire

EXHIBITIONS TO DATE

On Parade
30 September - 27 October 2019

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre
28 Plough Hill
Caistor LN7 6LZ
http://28ploughhill.co.uk

Temporal Echoes
Solo Exhibition 1-29 July 2019
Orchard Gallery
Gunby Hall and Gardens
Gunby, Spilsby, PE23 5SS
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-estate-hall-and-gardens

Marshchapel Art Exhibition
4-6 May 2019
St Mary's Church
Marshchapel
Lincolnshire

The Marshchapel Arts Exhibition 2018
(May Day Bank Holiday Weekend)

'InSkin': Joint Exhibition with Jason Carlisle 1 - 27 February 2018
http://28ploughhill.co.uk

Solo Exhibition 'Life in Movement' 18 November to 8 December 2017
Spout Yard, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0LW

Marshchapel Arts Exhibition, 29 April to 1 May 2017
www.marshchapelarts.co.uk

Candid Arts in London. Outsider Art Exhibition 9-15 September 2016

One of my portraits was pre-selected for The Colombia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today 2016 Mall Galleries, London and Florence, Italy.

Grimsby Open 2013

I have exhibited at Marshchapel Arts, Lincolnshire, since 2013

Sale of and commissioned work

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of my work on the website or work you may have seen at my exhibitions.

I offer commissions. You would need to contact me to discuss requirements, wishes and the process of achieving this.
I can also offer 2 hour demonstrations.

I like to refresh my images from time to time so there is more work available. Do contact me to discuss my work or any projects you would like me to do by the Contact Form on this page.

© Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley 2016 - 2020, LN11 9WE. Please contact me by using the contact form if you wish to use any of my images.

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