Sharron Astbury-Petit was born in the north of England in 1958.
Career in graphic design and illustration in Yorkshire, founding the
Leeds-based company Astbury Design at the start of the 1980s.
Her paintings and drawings were also exhibited
in numerous British galleries during this period.
Relocated to France in 1995 to devote herself to her painting
and has exhibited her work here since 2003.
Over the years, her paintings have received 4 medals and 21 art prizes.
They have also been selected for inclusion in a variety
of international artistic and cultural exchanges
(China 2007, Belgium 2014, Portugal 2014, Denmark 2015, Japan 2019).
Member of the prestigious Société des Artistes Français since 2012
and the Société du Salon d'Automne since 2019.
Regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon held in the Grand Palais (medal winner 2011)
as well as at the Salon d'Automne de Paris.
Re-established a studio in her native Yorkshire in 2016.
Member of Leeds Fine Artists (one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK) since 2016.
Associate Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art since 2022.
Selected artist in the annual London exhibitions of
the New English Art Club (prize winner 2018),
the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Women Artists,
and for the New Light Art Prize Exhibition Tour 2023/24
Her work is characterised by experimentation
and a combining of media to better explore different themes,
interweaving disciplines to create a personal and evolutive reality.
Largely figurative and rich in symbolism,
her recurrent subjects are nature, self-identity, time and im/mortality.
Emotive, subtle and attentive to detail, her paintings
seek to question and to pay homage to the seduction of the intangible.
Work in many private collections.