About Paula Sharples
Paula graduated from Reigate School of Art in the early 70's having gained a degree in Textile Design and spent 15 years as a freelance textile designer for the furnishing and bedding market, creating designs for companies such as Coloroll and John Wolf Decorative Fabrics in the USA and also Portmeirion and Churchill China.
Having been brought up in Brighton, the coast is a constant inspiration and Cornwall features time and again in her paintings. Now living in the Peak District she also draws inspiration from the beautiful landscape surrounding her home.
She works on gesso prepared board with acrylics, ink and graphite and uses a combination of still life and landscape background reminiscent of Italian frescoes with the framing of a distant landscape. Her use of colour and pattern is evidence of her past in textile design.