Sharon Sampson

Sharon graduated in fine art and graphic design at what was then known as Natal Technikon.  She subsequently embarked on an award-winning international career in advertising. Sharon moved to England for five years and created her own fashion label for children.

Back in South Africa, she returns to her roots in fine art andspecializes in oil painting and printmaking.  Sharon has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is held both locally and abroad. As an educator, Sharon commands a reputation of excellence through her printmaking studio in Illovo, Johannesburg through which numerous South African artists have emerged and grown.

 

Sharon is the co-founder of FAP – The South African Fine Art Print Fair.  FAP was the first national exhibition of its kind, dedicated solely to print.  The inaugural exhibition was held in Johannesburg in October 2015 and was highly acclaimed.  Being biennial, the third Fair will be held in 2019.

 

Sharon creates her own prints using an hydraulic printing press.  “My favourite printmaking techniques include monotypes, collagraphs, linocuts and etchings. I enjoy the unpredictability of monotypes and aim to create a sea of vibrant inks which flow into one another and settle before printing.  The end result is often incredulity when sometimes the final outcome has unexpected surprises.”

 

Sharon Sampson