I'm a visual artist and art teacher working from my studio/gallery in Moe. My primary mediums are painting, screen printing, cyanotype, and pastel drawing, and I run art workshops in all these media.
Since 1984, I've been involved with arc Yinnar , the longest continuously artist-run space in Australia. I'm also a founding member of Moartz, a community arts organisation responsible for (among other things) Open Studios Latrobe. In 2019 I graduated with a High Distinction as a Master of Visual Arts at Federation University, The Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, and began lecturing in painting.
About my work
Much of my work is about memory and nostalgia. I often depict land in Latrobe Valley to which I have a generational connection.
I design and screen print a range of artworks and tea towels and create pastel pet portraits on commission.
Find me on Facebook @sharonandersonart and Instagram @sharon.artfx
Is there a link between gardening and your creative practice?
My studio is in our very private backyard. It looks out on the trees, and I find the garden very relaxing and peaceful. There are numerous flowers and birds. I need nature around me even when I'm in town.
What will you show and share on the day?
I'll bring my hand-printed tea towels and do some pastel drawing. I'll also demonstrate cyanotypes which are a basic form of photography, using plants from the garden.
What's in your veggie patch?
I have strawberries and always try to grow tomatoes of varying types. Potatoes seem to pop up every year too.
A tomato as they are always in the garden.