BIOGRAPHY

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.

Her paintings have received a large number of medals and awards

and 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 of 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 des Champs Elysées.

 

Returned to England to re-establish a studio in her native Yorkshire in 2016.

Member of Leeds Fine Artists, one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK,

since the autumn of that year.

Has also recently participated in the annual exhibitions of

The New English Art Club (prize winner 2018),

The Royal Society of British Artists,The Society of Graphic Fine Art

and The Society of Women Artists

 

 

Her work is characterised by experimentation

and a combining of media to better explore different themes,

interweaving disciplines to create a singular and evolutive reality.

 

Largely figurative and rich in symbolism,

her recurrent subjects are woman, nature, 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.

 

Frequent solo exhibitions and a regular participation in

selected group shows and International Salons of quality.

 

Work in many private collections.

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