Dorset based mixed-media artist Sharon White recently launched her new art studio at a unique concept gallery in Christchurch’s Saxon Square.
The former Latimer House emporium opened under the brand name of Atelier, a unique gallery and shop showcasing the work of their resident artists, plus work for sale by local artisans. Sharon says “All of the ladies involved in this exciting new venture have worked tirelessly over the past few months and we are so proud to open our doors to the public. I’m currently working on my ‘Trust’ Collection of artworks depicting angels wings embellished with crystals and organza, so do pop by to say hello and enjoy a coffee whilst browsing the gallery”.
Sharon will be undertaking art workshops throughout the summer holidays at Atelier in Saxon Square, Christchurch commencing on Wednesday 1 st June either at 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm. These debut workshops are for children who will be creating their very own bespoke Blue Wave artwork for Father’s Day and with 17 years teaching experience, Sharon looks forward to discovering the next Van Gogh!
In 2014 mixed-media artist Sharon White toured the UK, holding workshops at key Cities raising awareness for breast cancer care. Ladies both facing and supporting this indiscriminate disease created butterflies taken from materials utilised from autographed bras donated by female celebrities, to include Lorraine Kelly, Tess Daly, Kirstie Allsopp and Denise Welch. An artwork entitled ‘TheTree of Life’ was created, measuring a mammoth 7ft x 4ft which Sharon portrays as a symbol of hope, positivity and growth.
The Tree of Life is now touring the UAE and was exhibited at the opening of Dubai’s World Art Fair in April, held at Dubai’s World Trade Centre. Sharon enthused “I couldn’t be more delighted that messages of hope and transformation have reached the UAE, via my Tree of Life artwork. My work has been embraced in Dubai and I’ve held workshops there to identify the therapeutic values of art. This particular artwork originated from an idea and
workshop that began at Captains Club Hotel in Christchurch and now it’s travelled thousands of miles to reach the cultural capital of the world – how fantastic is that?”
For more information and to view Sharon’s artworks, please visit www.sharonwhiteart.co.uk