Artist Fran Sharp

Fran Sharp BA.
Artist based in Tenterden Kent.

Working in
oil watercolour and acrylic.

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'Waterlilies' Acrylic (50 cm by 50 cm)

Welcome to my web gallery.

I was born and educated in New Zealand,
but have lived in Tenterden, Kent for the
past 40 years.

I attended Wellington Teachers College
where I majored in Mathematics and Art
and subsequently studied for a BA degree
with the Open University.

At Teachers College I focussed mainly on screen printing and pottery.
I was very lucky to have as a tutor the renowned New Zealand potter
Doreen Blumhardt.

In 2010 I retired from teaching Mathematics, and have had time to indulge in my other interests, in particular painting.

For the past 5 years, I have studied and worked with local artists. I am surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside and live near the sea, both of which are a great inspiration to me.
I also like to travel to New Zealand and Europe. I am always enthusiastic to return to my studio
and paint, working from photographs and memory.

Yachts Down Under

Yachts Down Under

Windy Day at Camber Sands

Windy Day at Mikri Vigla, Naxos

Rye Fishing Boats

Rye Fishing Boats

Initially I was enjoying painting with watercolours - mainly pots and flowers from my garden, however after attending oil painting workshops run by Fiona Graham Mackay I have found I
love oil as a medium and my more recent paintings have been boats and seascapes using oil.

Patterns of Yorkshire

'Patterns of Yorkshire' Oil on paper 47 cm by 36 cm

In 2013 I took part in the South East Open Studios, exhibiting work in watercolours and acrylics and sold a lot of paintings to friends and the public. I have exhibited a few paintings in an exhibition at Smallhythe Studio in Jan 2016 and in June I will also be exhibiting my work, in my studio, as part of the South East Open Studios.

SEOS – South East Open Studios 2016

SEOS – South East Open Studios 2016

My studio will be open to the public on:-
3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th
and 14th – 19th June.
I will be exhibiting acrylic, oil and pen
and wash paintings.

Thank You for visiting and viewing my artwork.
Be sure to see my gallery for the full size images.
All paintings are for sale. Please contact Fran for prices.
Please contact me via the contact page.

Artist Fran Sharp.

Raspberry Oast Studio, Raspberry Oast,
Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden. Kent. TN30 7LY:

Artist membership and website by :-

The Kent Artists Group