Friday, 10 June 2011

Ann and Leon Singer

Old family photographs of my grandparents, Ann and Leon Singer, from 1950s until early 1960s.

Family Photographs

Charcoal drawings and oil paintings concentrating on family photographs of my great-grandmother, Ray Juggler, and the women in her family.

Life Drawing

Drawings from life, from direct observation

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Current Work 2010

Here is a collection of my current work from 2010, apart from the first painting, which I produced after my Open Studio back in December.
My latest project is called 'Time, Place, Memory' and I have become interested at the memories stored in old family photographs, and how these photographs can retrace the past, looking at the autobiographical.
I have based my work on the life, and the childhood of my Grandpa Leon.
Feel free to leave comments!

Photographs from Open Studio, December 2009

Here are some photographs from my Open Studio at Leeds University in December 2009. I hope you like them!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Latest Paintings

Here are my latest oil paintings that I have produced during my second year at university.
The theme is religion, family, and family photographs.
Some of the compositions of the paintings have been created using Photoshop.
The ideas and photographs to these paintings were posted in the post "Latest Ideas for Paintings" Post.
I hope you like them! Feel free to leave any comments

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Open Studio

This Wednesday 9 December, 6pm - 8pm, Leeds University are holding an Open Studio.
Come check it out to see my paintings there!

A quick preview of my paintings and studio space is shown at the bottom of the poster.
See you there!


Hi Viewers and welcome to my blog.
My name is Amy Sharpe and I am a contemporary artist from London.

I am using this blog to present a collection of my art work over the years, during my practice as an artist. My paintings are mostly figurative and oil based.

Feel free to have a look at my work, revisit my blog, and contact me at any time, as I will be revealing my latest work, and ideas on a regular basis.

Thank you, 
Amy Sharpe


About Me

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London, United Kingdom
I am a twenty two year old contemporary artist from London, who has a passion for painting figurative work, with influences in Greek mythology, religion, culture and especially old family photographs. I am an Art and Design graduate from Leeds University where I am currently preparing for my degree show. My paintings have been described as very colourful, and that my work has a unique style about it, sometimes distorted with exaggerated character traits and expressions. I like to work from photographs using models who are close to me, family members, friends or even sometimes myself.