Sharon England
Sharon England

Sydney, Australia

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Medium

Ink, watercolour and acrylic on vintage map

Description

NOTE: Sharon's Map Series are completed on Vintage Maps. The maps all have creases in them which is part of the artwork. Please expect your artwork to arrive with creases. The creases will not necessarily disappear when framed.

Drawn to the charm of travel and the inherent stories behind maps, Sharon has used them as a base to explore human expression and our connection with nature. Her Map Series marks her first series as a professional artist. Having travelled the world a few times over she loves the nostalgic feeling evoked by old maps. “They seem to speak of all the roads and the people who have travelled them. They kind of represent all of human life to me. All of the places we live and the things we do there, so it felt right to me to use them as a base for my paintings.”
These finely detailed works generally comprise of 2-3 preliminary drawings then a redrawing of the final draft on to the map. Each piece can take 3-4 weeks to complete. Most maps used are from the UK circa 1960-1970s.

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(CreativeWork) ODYSSEY 2018 by Sharon England. arcylic-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Bewildered By These Boundaries by Sharon England. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) The Package by Sharon England. mixed-media. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Selective Exposure - Canvas Print Ed. 1 of 1 by Sharon England. print. Shop online at Bluethumb.

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