FRAN SHARP BA

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. 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. 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. 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 am exhibiting 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

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

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

Artwork:

Yachts Down Under

‘Yachts Down Under’ Oil on paper (width 44cm, height 23 cm).

There are 5 Limited Edition Prints of this painting. Print size is the same as the original.

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‘Rye Fishing Boats’ Oil  40cm by 40 cm

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‘Rye’ Oil on canvas ( width 76cm, height 61cm).

There are 5 Limited Edition Prints of this painting. Print size (width 35cm, height 43cm)

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‘China Dish + Limes’ oil on canvas ( width36cm, height 26cm, depth 4 cm)

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‘Nasturtiums in Blue Vase’ oil on paper ( width 28cm, height 40cm )

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‘Patterns of Yorkshire’ oil on paper (width 47cm, height 36 cm )

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‘China Pots + Tomatoes’ oil on canvas ( width36cm, height 26cm, depth 4 cm)

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‘Waterlilies’ Acrylic 50 cm by 50 cm

'Portrait of Sam' charcoal 30cm width by 50 cm height

‘Portrait of Sam’ charcoal   30cm width by 50 cm height

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‘Mikri Vigla, Naxos’ oil 30 cm by 30 cm

For all art enquiries:

Mrs Fran Sharp
Raspberry Oast
Smallhythe Rd,
Tenterden.
Kent. TN307LY

Email: info@raspberryoast.co.uk

Telephone: 0044 (0) 1580 762698
Mobile: 07702853670